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Western Hiker is a unique way to explore Hells Canyon and Eagle Cap Wilderness in northeastern Oregon. This is one of America's wildest and most beautiful areas with over a million acres of snowcapped peaks, alpine meadows, rushing rivers, and endless, unspoiled views.

Western Hiker recommends that you take a close look at the Cornucopia Lodge (cornucopialodge.com) if you're considering a trip outdoors this year. The lodge sits twelve miles north of Halfway, Oregon right next door to the old mining town of Cornucopia. At any time of year, the Lodge can be your basecamp for adventure in Eagle Cap Wilderness or Hells Canyon.
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Click on the image below to see 20 slides of the peaks, meadows, lakes, and waterfalls in the Wallowa Mountain and Hells Canyon region of northeastern Oregon.

Eagle Cap

Welcome to Wild Oregon
"Eagle Cap Wilderness is the premiere backpacking country of Oregon. It covers 580 square miles of the Wallowa Mountains in the northeast corner of Oregon. Anywhere you look in the Wallowas you will find absolutely breathtaking mountain scenery. There are fifty-two named high lakes, of which nearly all have an abundance of trout just waiting to take your bait. Many miles of river drain from the high alpine mountains through densely forested canyons. These rivers also have many trout, and several have received National Wild River status for their 'outstandingly remarkable' characteristics. The abundance and diversity of animal life in the Wallowa Mountains is sensational."

    Fred Barstad, from the introduction
    Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness (1997)

    Reprinted courtesy of Globe Pequot Press

Western Hiker will take you into the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the wild Wallowa Mountain of northeastern Oregon. Western Hiker specializes in base camp backpacking, drop camps for backpackers and mountaineers, and custom, guided mountain hikes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Hells Canyon Wilderness areas of Northeast Oregon--over a million acres of adventure for all ages and abilities.

Click on the Adventures or Base Camp links in the top menu to learn more

Make your reservation today!

Western Hiker
P.O. Box 608
Halfway, OR 97834
(888) 812-4707 ext. #1

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Backpacker Magazine
Eagle Cap Guidebook
Gordon's Guides
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The Mountaineers Books
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Wilderness.net Eagle Cap
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Hells Canyon Wilderness Area
Hells Canyon NRA
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Spadout Magazine
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Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America.

Eagle Cap Mountain in the heart of the wilderness

One of 52 mountain lakes for trout fishing