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Strawberry Lakes Backpack

The original destination of this backpack was the Elkhorn Crest trail; however, prospective participants have indicated a preference for a less strenuous hike. This alternative loop hike is shorter and has less elevation gain.

The Strawberry mountain wilderness is not as well known as the nearby Wallowas, but has many of the same features: alpine meadows , pristine lakes, sweeping views, rugged granitic peaks. This area is, however, less trafficked than its sister range. The loop itself is 13.7 miles; with recommended side trips, 17.5 miles total. The pace will be moderate. We can easily do this loop in four days, including travel, or five days if we want to set up a base camp and explore.

Difficulty: Hard

Driving distance 600 miles RT.

Hiking distance 17.5 miles.

Elevation gain 4200 feet.

Qualifying Activity: Yes

Sunday, July 18, 2021 to Thursday, July 22, 2021
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
David A Anderson
Trip leader
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Because extensive carpooling is necessary, the backpack is limited to participants who have been fully vaccinated.The trip leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.