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Ascent of Eagle Cap on 2020-09-10

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Thursday, September 10, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Eagle Cap
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9572 ft / 2917 m

Ascent Trip Report

My girlfriend and I climbed Eagle Cap as part of a five day backpacking trip that was her first time in the Wallowas. We definitely didn't take a very direct route, but I got to show her all the coolest parts of the Lakes Basin, Glacier Lake, Tenderfoot Pass, and my other Wallowa loves.

The ascent of the summit itself is super-chill, with a well-maintained trail all the way to the summit and no real exposure at any point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8481 ft / 2584 m
    Total Elevation Loss:8481 ft / 2585 m
    Round-Trip Distance:38.5 mi / 62 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4981 ft / 1518 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:Lakes Basin Trail
    Start Trailhead:Wallowa Lake Trailhead  4591 ft / 1399 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8481 ft / 2585 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4981 ft / 1518 m; Extra: 3500 ft / 1066m
    Gain on way out:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Distance:27 mi / 43.5 km
    Route:Glacier Lake Trail, Etc.
    End Trailhead:Wallowa Lake Trailhead  4591 ft / 1399 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Eagle Cap (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Eagle Cap2020-09-108481 ft / 2585 m
2Lostline River-Moccasin Lake2020-09-11891 ft / 272 m
Total Trip Gain: 9372 ft / 2857 m    Total Trip Loss: 9372 ft / 2857 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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