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2000 Oregon: Eagle Cap Wilderness
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Eagle Cap Wilderness - Oregon
August 2000

Day 1: W. Fork Eagle Cr TH to Rock Camp

Day 2: Rock Camp to Traverse Lake
       Echo Lake
       Traverse Lake

Day 3: Traverse Lake to Minam Meadows
       Wonker Pass
       Minam Meadows

Day 4: Minam Meadows to Mirror Lake
       Minam Lake
       Pass to Mirror Lake
       Mirror Lake

Day 5: Mirror Lake to Jctn Frazier Pass Tr
       Summit of Eagle Cap

Day 6: Jctn Frazier Pass Tr to Hidden Lakes
       Hidden Lakes

Day 7: Hidden Lakes to EF Eagle Cr Trailhead

Andrew, Austin, Shelby, Kyle, & Roger - Upper Minam Meadows

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


Date(s): August 2000. Album by Cascade Bill. Photos by BM,Jason. 1 - 143 of 143 Total. 1490 Visits.
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Rock Camp: Andew & Bill P. fixing breakfast

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Map for Day 1: W. Eagle Trailhead to Rock Camp (where we were when it got dark).

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Drop Camp W. Eagle -We Dropped everthing when it got dark and camped here!

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Rock Camp: packing up to hit the trail.

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Taking a break at the Tombstone Lake Tr. Junction.

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Andrew & Danny at Tombstone Lk Tr Jctn.

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Near Cr. Crossing at top after 1200' climb

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Meadows along trail near Echo Lake

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Map for Day 2: Camp 1 to Traverse Lake.

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Echo Lake

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Bill & Kyle at Echo Lake

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Guys playing cards at Echo Lake

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Echo Lake

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Andrew  & Kyle - Leaving Echo Lake after break.

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Echo Lake

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Climbing to Traverse Lake - Looking back towards Echo Lake Basin

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Echo Lake from trail to Traverse Lake

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After climbing a little higher, Echo Lake comes into view

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Traverse Lake

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Sunset on Travers(e) Lake. Wonker Pass at center

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Traverse Lake Camp: Packing up in morning

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Brian, Danny, Peter, and Kyle - Ready to head out from Travers(e) Lake.

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Close up of Brian, Danny, Peter, & Kyle

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Leaving Traverse Lake

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Traverse Lake

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Traverse Lake from trail to Wonker Pass

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Traverse Lake is a reservoir - beach is result of water drawdown

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Austin and Roger on trail below Wonker Pass

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Travers(e) Lake and Echo Lake from Wonker Pass

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Brian coming up trail to Wonker Pass

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Map 1 for Day 3: Traverse Lake over Wonker Pass to Trail Creek.

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Travers(e) Lake and Echo Lake from Wonker Pass

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Guys at Wonker Pas

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Break at Wonker Pass

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Jason at Wonker Pass

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Shelby & Fred at Wonker Pass

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Close up of Shelby & Fred

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Wonker Pass

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Switchbacks below Wonker Pass

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Taking a break at Trail Creek near Minam River crossing

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Trail Creek

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Map 2 for Day 3: Descent of Trail Creek to Minam River. Up the Minam River Valley to Upper Minam Meadows.

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Fred, Bill, & Brian at rickety bridge over Minam River

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Close up of Fred, Bill, & Buckwheat

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Trail in meadows along N. Minam River

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View along N. Minam R. Trail looking up Pop Creek basin.

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Upper N. Minam Meadows near Jctn of Frazier Pass Tr - Camp 3

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Getting the gear together.

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Camp at Upper Minam R. Meadows

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Minam River at Meadow camp

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Packing up at Minam Meadows

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Close up of Jason

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Jason at Minam Meadows camp

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Leaving Upper N. Minam Meadows - Day 4

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Close up of Andrew and Austin.

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Brian and Bill near pass to Minam Lake. Frazier Pass over ridge at center.

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Close up of Brian and Bill

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Buckwheat & Jason looking back down Minam R. Valley & Frazier Pass.

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Shelby, Andrew, Jason, and Peter - Minam Lake

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Break at Minam Lake

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Peter & Danny - Minam Lake

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Map for Day 4: From Camp 3 (Upper Minam Meadows) to Mirror Lake via Minam River to Minam Lake and over Lakes Basin Pass to Mirror Lake.

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Minam Lake at Pass at Head of N. Minam River

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Rock Formation West of Minam Lake
"Although I've never been to the Minam Lake area, I ha..."
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Jason at Minam Lake

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Climbing to Pass above Lakes Basin

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Bill approaching Pass to Lakes Basin

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Blue Lake from pass to Lakes Basin.

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Fred & Bill -Lakes Basin Pass
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Fred & Bill -Lakes Basin Pass

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Austin, Bill, & Brian - Eagle Cap

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Austin, Bill, & Brian - Eagle Cap

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Shelby & Fred - Mirror Lake in background

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Kyle, Danny, Buckwheat, and Peter

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Brian, Jason, Peter, & Danny - Eagle Cap

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Mirror Lake & Lakes Basin from Pass

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Andrew at Pass to Lakes Basin - Eagle Cap in Background

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Andrew & Bill at Pass above Lakes BAsin

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Break at Pass - Eagle Cap in Background

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Mirror Lake

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Taking a dip in Mirror Lake

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Mirror Lake - every camping spot was taken.

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Camp at Mirror Lake

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Mirror Lake from Camp

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Crazy Divers - Danny & Peter at Mirror Lake

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Crazy Divers survive despite endangering their prospect for future progeny!

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Bill heading up trail to Eagle Cap/ Horton Pass near Mirror Lake.

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Map 1 for Day 5: Mirror Lake to Eagle Cap Summit then over Horton Pass to the E. F. Eagle Creek Valley.

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Jason on trail to Horton Pass - Lostine River Valley

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Close up of Jason

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Danny on Horton Pass trail - Matterhorn in background

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Looking down N. Minam River back towards Wonker Pass from Eagle Cap summit.

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Peter & Jason at summit.

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Bill, Danny, Peter, Jason, Shelby, and Brian at summit.

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Shelby & Fred at summit

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Andrew at E. Cap summit.

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Andrew

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Bill & Andrew at Summit

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Glacier Lake  - we were going to go by this lake but the crowds led us to change our route.

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E. Fork Eagle R.

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E. Fork Eagle R. - Cars are down there somehwere.

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Andrew at Summit - the peak to the right is called the "Matterhorn"

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Kyle at the Summit

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Cascade Bill at the Summit

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Bill & Andrew

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Jason "Flying down Trail"

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Kyle & Andrew head down with the "Matterhorn" in the distance.

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Hidden Lakes from Eagle Cap Trail

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Jason on Eagle Cap Trail

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Another view of the N Minam River Valley & Wonker Pass

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Guy's heading up to Horton Pass

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Break at Horton Pass

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Brian at Horton Pass

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Danny & Andrew Leaving Horton Pass

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Upper Basin below Horton Pass

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Leaving the Upper Basin below Horton Pass.

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Map for Day 5: Descent from Horton Pass to Camp 5 at the junction of the Frazier Pass Trail.
Map for Day 6: Camp 5 to the Hidden Lakes.


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Bill & Fred setting up the tent

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Close up of Bill & Fred

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E. F. Eagle Cr. at Camp 5.

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Jason's new tent

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Peter getting some rays - Camp 5

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Nothing like a good cigar.

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Gumbo Night!

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Another night under the stars.

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Jason  - looking up valley towards Horton Pass. Camp 5.

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Close up of Jason

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Bill & Jason - Horton Pass in background

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Close up of Bill & Jason

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The "Millipede" making its way down the E. F. Eagle Trail to the Hidden Lakes Trail Jctn.

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Austin, Andrew & Shelby - Heading up the Hidden Lakes Trail

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Close up of Austin.

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Moon Lake - Pass to Hidden lakes ahead.

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Big Hidden Lake

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Some fishermen came over this pass from Minam R - Pond in foreground is a shallow lagoon.

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Upper Hidden Lake - best fishing here although it looked too small to have many fish.

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Map 1 for Day 7: Hidden Lakes to Dodge Cr.

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Map 2 for Day 7: E.F. Eagle Creek from Dodge Creek to Snow Creek.

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Map 3 for Day 7: E.F. Eagle Cr from Snow Cr. to "The Box".

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Map 4 for Day 7: E.F. Eagle Cr from "The Box" to the Trailhead.

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Rock Camp: Andew & Bill P. fixing breakfast

 
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