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Backpack the Wallowas

The Wallowa Mountains are hidden in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Rising up from the mile-deep canyon of the Snake River on the Idaho border, these peaks reach almost 10,000 feet. Eagle Cap Wilderness Area covers most of these mountains, offering great backpacking. Join us on this amazing week-long hike through the high country, complete with alpine lakes, glacier-carved valleys, lush meadows and incredible sights. The group plans to hike an average of 6 miles per day carrying backpacks. Trails in the Wallowas are generally steep, but the scenery makes the effort worthwhile. This wilderness is one of the best kept secrets in the Pacific Northwest and looks much like the Swiss Alps.

 Detailed Trip Description

Trip Details

Arrive by: 11:00am, Tues., Aug. 18, 2020
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 25, 2020

Cost: Need-based financial aid is applied for those who qualify. For those without financial aid, the full-price cost is $975*

Rigor: 5

Equipment and Packing List 

Check out photos from past trips on flickr: 2019a2019b - 2019c - 2018a - 2018b - 2018c2017a - 2017b 2016 - 2015 - 2014 

And this awesome student-made video from 2018!

  • The required forms linked below are due by Wednesday, July 15th

           ~Complete these forms AFTER you have received a trip placement email~

    Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk Form (please print, sign, and return by mail, fax or scanned email attachment)

    Online Equipment Request Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this) Fill this out after you have received your trip placement.

    Online Travel Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)

*This price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. Simply check the box regarding financial aid on the New Student Trip Reservation Form. Your financial award will be included in the email with your trip placement.

Vegan and gluten-free diets are not available on this trip

Not sure about your first backcountry poo?  Check out this informative, yet funny video: 

Foot care is very important! Learn how to prevent blisters on your trip: