We spend this last week backpacking in the Wallowa Mountain range in NE Oregon (think border of WA, OR and ID). We packed in with us all the luxuries: freeze-dried meals, ultra light sleeping pads, 2 man tent, and our own personal security system...Joei. In all seriousness this was a luxury trip, we packed in altogether about 140 pounds worth of gear food and water (this is including Joei's pack as well). These pictures don't do the place justice, but hopefully you will get a feel for the beauty of the Wallowas.
The diversity of this place is outstanding, there are meadows, mountain passes, granite boulder fields, dense forests, rivers, lakes, cliffs...it is called "the Alps" of Oregon.
This is a mountain pass, Carper Pass to be specific. A stunning view of the valley we would camp in that night.
Our home for the week, a luxurious comfy tent...at least it looks that way to Joei.
Mirror Lake with a view of Eagle Cap.
Yes, it really did snow our last day.