This is an easy class 3 scramble route on one of the namesake peak of the Eagle Cap Wilderness and an adjoining peak. No technical gear is needed. The Wallowas have been called "America's Alps", and have much different scenery than the Cascades many of us are accustomed to climbing/hiking in. It is an interesting mix of volcanic and granitic rock, with a large amount of alpine area above treeline and dry Ponderosa forests below. 37 of Oregon's 100 highest peaks are in the Wallowas (including 12 out of the top 20), more than any other region.
|Driving Distance from Portland||330 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||6 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||75 Scrambles in Oregon,by Barbara Bond 100 Hikes in Eastern Oregon,by William Sullivan Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness,by Fred Barstad|
|Relevant Maps||US Forest Service, Eagle Cap Wilderness Geographics, Eagle Cap Wilderness <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Eagle+Cap+OR&sll=45.20321,-117.174613&sspn=0.018536,0.04549&g=Aneroid+OR&ie=UTF8&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google maps">Google maps</href="http:>|