Mirror to Minam Lake Loop

Painted Hills

Sunday 8/7/2016

We started our trip off at Painted Hills & John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Strawberry Lake

Monday 8/8/2016

Spent the night in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness with a short morning hike up to Strawberry Lake.

Total dis­tance: 3.0 mi
Max ele­va­tion: 6,325 ft
Min ele­va­tion: 5,702 ft
Total climb­ing: 1,060 ft
Total descent: –1,010 ft
Total Time: 01:17:23

Wallowa Mountains

Tuesday 8/9/2016 – Thursday 8/11/2016

After a night in Joseph at a Bed & Breakfast we started our hike to Mirror Lake early Tuesday afternoon.  A lot of people at the lake, camps setup about every 20-30 meters along the cliffs overlooking the lake. We avoided the crowds by heading to higher ground setting up camp on the rocks. On Day 2 we hiked over the pass to Minam Lake. Much less crowded but decided to put in a few more miles and found a great campsite along Lostine river. Day 3 was an easy 5 mile hike out.

Total dis­tance: 19.8 mi
Max ele­va­tion: 8,540 ft
Min ele­va­tion: 5,577 ft
Total climb­ing: 6,483 ft
Total descent: –6,447 ft
Total Time: 22:08:22

Mount Thielsen

Friday 10/23/2015 – Saturday 10/24/2015

Camped Friday night on Diamond Lake at the main site on the North East end of the lake at site C6 next to the lake.

A great trip with stunning views.

We made it within a few 100 yards of the summit but puppy was getting tired and the scree was getting worse so we called it quits.  No one wants a pup with sore paws.


Larison Creek

Date: 2013.06.01
Location: Larison Creek Trailhead, Oregon
Out: 6.8 miles
In: 5.3 miles
Packing: Standard List, a few adjustments

  •   Day 1: Hi 78° / Lo 40°, no rain
  •   Day 2: Hi 73° / Lo 50°, no rain

Nice trip but no campgrounds at the picnic areas as we had hoped.  Ended up finding a small mossy spot by the river that worked pretty well.

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