View down a string of hanging alpine valleys in the Lostine Valley. In the extreme foreground, inches away, is a spray of wildflowers. The river marches downhill away from us along a bright green ribbon of meadows through the dark mountain forest. The closest valley to us is perhaps 300' below and holds a small alpine lake

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Published 2020-08-08

As a Nebraskan I am a cheap date, scenery-wise. Oregonians come to the Wallowas for the beauty not the solitude. It’s the backpacking equivalent of the brunch place with the 2 hour wait list, where I might be just as good with IHOP

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