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We started our trip off at Painted Hills & John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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
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
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.
Hike to base camp at Moraine Lake
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Location: Mary’s Peak, Conner’s Camp Trailhead
Elevation Gain: 1,623ft
Up: 2.98 miles, 1:00
Down: 2.95 miles, 0:57
- 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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