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WALLOWA, OREGON

Hiking in the Wallowa Mountains: America's Little Switzerland

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Program #20760ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Called the “Alps of Oregon,” the Wallowa Mountains boast hillsides blanketed in Douglas fir, valleys thick with Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine, and alpine meadows fed by mountain springs. Winding through this marvelous work of nature are the many trails of Eagle Cap Wilderness, tranquil roads for you to follow on hikes to learn about this serene landscape. With fellow hikers, set off from base camp each day to explore high-altitude lakes beneath towering peaks and to summit Eagle Cap for sweeping vistas of the surrounding wilderness from above 8,000 feet..


Highlights

• Join expert naturalists for hikes into the wilderness to learn about the unique ecology of this region.
• In your deluxe base camp, enjoy Dutch-oven meals and dips in mountain lakes.
• Relax around evening campfires and learn about the abundant elk, deer, mountain goats and bighorn sheep that populate this unspoiled area.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hiking 6.5-11 miles at leisurely pace; elevation gains up to 2,000 feet. Remote base camp eight hours from medical facilities. Elevations above 8,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Enterprise, 1 night; tent camping in the Wallowa Mountains, 4 nights; Enterprise, 1 night.

Coordinated by NW Discoveries.


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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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