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Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa–Whitman National Forest
August 4 - August 12
Join our 2018 adventure in the Eagle Cap Wilderness near the headwaters of the East Eagle Creek and beneath the shoulders of Eagle Cap peak itself. We’ll kick our trip off with a brief project overview at the Halfway, OR Ranger District office, followed by dinner out on the town. There are several lodging options in town, or you can pitch a tent at the Forest Service compound. Our base camp will be located at the junction of the East Eagle and Hidden Lake trails; work sites will range from the East Eagle drainage to Hidden & Moon Lakes. Our goal for the week will be to improve trail conditions for the 1.8 miles between camp and Hidden Lake. Specific projects will vary throughout the week and will include building and maintaining erosion control structures, trail clearing (with crosscut saws!) and brushing, as well as restoring vegetation in sections of braided trails. Expect to use a variety of primitive tools, ranging from bow saws & crosscuts for log-out to shovels and pulaskis for tread maintenance and restoration. For crew members driving to our location, a departure late in the afternoon of 8/11/18 is possible, though you’ll miss the post-trip get together in town.