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Wild Cooking w/ Chef Sara Hauman
July 6-8 | Elkhorn Mountains

You may have seen Chef Sara on Season 18 of Bravo TV's "Top Chef," read about her in the San Francisco Chronicle, or maybe you even were lucky enough to eat at one of the many world famous restaurants she's led.
But this. 


  • This is a chance to kick back with Sara around the campfire (cocktails in hand, of course).

  • This is a chance to enjoy her as your personal chef for 3 days of wilderness luxury. And most of all~

  • This is an opportunity to share with fellow explorers the adventure, and the feast, of a lifetime.

About The Trip:
When we approached Sara about joining the Go Wild team on a 3 day backcountry adventure focused on outdoor cooking, her answer was "hell yes!" We added a mule packer (so you don't have to carry anything), a secret camp (so you don't have to see anyone), and we had a completely gourmet trip. Hike a gentle 7 miles into the wilderness alongside Chef Sara and professional local guides. Enjoy small group time with the chef, cooking lessons, 3 expertly crafted meals a day from hyper local ingredients, and time to relax unfettered by modern distractions. On Day 2 hang out at the lake or take an optional hike to amazing views of the oldest mountains in Oregon and an alpine lake. This is the perfect trip foodies, those looking for an outdoor luxury getaway, or anyone who needs a break from the rat race. 
Total Mileage: 14 + Optional 6
Total Elevation Gain: 2000'

About Chef Sara:
What we (and everyone else) love about Sara is her simple approach to food, love for outdoor cooking in the great wide open, and approachable charm. Currently residing in Portland, Sara's obsession with making delicious food has taken her to famous kitchens around the world. The awards and reviews just keep coming. She appeared on Season 18 of Bravo TV's "Top Chef," and can frequently be found around the NW, whether knee deep in the mud harvesting shellfish or working on her tin fish business @thetinyfishco. You can read more about Sara here, or better yet- join us!

Inclusions and more details below


Select July 6th to pay the deposit and book the trip with Chef Sara. 



  • laid-back small group time with Chef Sara- the original camp fire chat

  • meals by Chef Sara

  • local, professional, naturalist guides

  • camp bartender

  • mule packer to carry 30lbs of personal gear per person

  • all meals, beverages & cocktail package

  • all camp / hike gear: tents, cots, chairs, group gear, kitchen, etc. (excluding sleeping bags)

  • personal 2- person tent & cot.

    • Contact us if you would like to / can share. This decreases our impact on the land.

  • camp games & activities- we are professional wilderness fun facilitators

  • professional photographer & download link to photos

  • meet & greet the evening before the trip

  • commemorative camp mug, new friends, and an experience of a lifetime


  • transportation to and from Eastern Oregon

    • contact us if you need this arranged​

  • lodging before / after wilderness trip, if desired

    • contact us for local discounts and recommendations​

  • sleeping bag, day pack, water bottle, good hiking shoes/boots


$2150/person | all-inclusive


This is an upscale trip using mules to pack all your gear. You need only carry a day pack. Contact us with questions.

Day 1: Hike 7 miles, 2000' elevation gain to basecamp

Day 2: Day hike 6 miles, 1000' elevation OR relax at the lake and sip cocktails with your guide

Day 3: Hike out, downhill 7 miles

Trails are well maintained, but expect to walk on uneven terrain and through meadows with little shade cover.


No experience necessary for any Go Wild experiences. That's the point! Our upscale & private trips use mules to pack gear.

Nearest Airports:

BOI- Boise International, Boise, ID / PDT- Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Pendleton, OR

The Itinerary:

Evening Before Tour: Meet & Greet to talk logistics and get to know each other over beverages and music. Contact us for discounts at local hotels.

Day 1: Depart Baker City/ La Grande OR for 1.5hr drive to the trailhead. Our hike leads us into the wilderness where a private camp awaits.

Day 2: Explore the surrounding lakes and peaks with your guide, relax at camp, and learn outdoor cooking with Chef Sara. 

Day 3: Hike out of the wilderness.

The Fine Print:

  • $500 deposit due at time of booking. Due to the nature of our business with limited dates, trip sizes and commitments of guides, this is non-refundable. The deposit may, however, be transferred to a future Go Wild trip if the cancellation is made 90 day prior to tour departure. 

  • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure by check, cash, or Venmo. Cancellations within 90 days will be charged the entire balance unless you or we can fill the spot at full price. 

  • Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme or dangerous conditions, tours are refunded in full.

  • Go Wild has the right to cancel any trip that does not meet our 8 guest minimum; confirmations will be made 90 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Contact us: 541.403.1692 //

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