2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Trek & Fly Fish- Wallowa Mountains
Come to star gaze. Come to fly fish. Come to explore Oregon's wildest mountains.
Join the guides of Go Wild and fellow adventurers for a 4 day / 3 night backpacking trek through Eastern Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness at the height of the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower. Hike and take lessons on fly fishing alpine lakes during the day. Star gaze and learn basic astronomy as the sun sets. No fishing or backpacking experience necessary, that's all part of the fun! Be prepared to carry a 30lbs pack and hike 30+ miles over the course of 4 days, OR bump your experience up a level and have us carry everything for you.
2019 Dates: 8/12 - 8/15
Group Size: 4-10
Departure/ Return: Baker City, OR
Accommodations: Backcountry Camping, 3 nights
Price Per Person (Carry Your Gear): $999 | Price Per Person (Supported): $1500
Often referred to as Little Switzerland, The Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon formed nearly 200 million years ago as large pockets of magma cooled and were pushed upwards. These mountains, some of the wildest in Oregon, are your destination. Zero light pollution makes them ideal for star gazing and watching the Perseid Meteor Shower. Their glacial lakes support healthy populations of wild trout that make for great fly fishing (and eating). Camp the first night at East Lakes Reservoir, an alpine lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Learn the basics of fly fishing and star gazing, valuable tools for the days to come.
Now it's time to settle in to the wilderness: no cell phone service, wild animals, & ancient geology. Reset your mind away from the daily grind, get to know your hiking companions. Hike to a supplied camp in the gorgeous Imnaha River Valley, a river designate wild & scenic by congress. This provides an opportunity to fly fish the river, a completely different experience from floating on a lake. Enjoy the starry evening, listening to the babble of the water, as you gaze heavenward during this peak night of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Wild and Scenic Imnaha River is the longest wild and scenic river on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Originating near Cusick Mountain, the 77 mile river flows through the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, across miles of private lands and eventually into the Wild and Scenic Snake River.
Tear yourself away from the Imnaha River on Day 3 for a trek to our camp location for the third night: Pine Lakes, an alpine lake with incredible surrounding geology, including natural water slides. Relax, take a dip, jump in a float tube, or opt for an extended hike with your guides to explore the area.
Some consider the Pine Lakes complex of your third night in the Wallowas to be the most beautiful of all high mountain lakes in the area. Don't worry, we'll have a photographer along to capture the perfect photo.
The day no ones wants to come, but your feet are ready for. Hike out of the wilderness to a cold beer (or beverage of your choice), and warm shower in the nearly-forgotten mining town of Cornucopia. Stay an extra night at the lodge, or enjoy complimentary transportation back to historic Baker City.
After gold was discovered in the area in the early 1880s, the community of Cornucopia bustled with miners working the rich veins of the Cornucopia Mine. But then the gold dried up, the mine closed in 1941, and Cornucopia faded into a ghost town. Some of its buildings still stand in gray remembrance of the giddy gold rush days.
- Transportation to Baker City from home city
- Lunches & Snacks
- Oregon Angling License
- Guide Gratuity
- Professional "locally grown" guides
- 3 Backcountry Gourmet Dinners & Breakfasts
- Transportation from Baker City to trailhead and back
- Ultra-lite float tubes and other essential fly fishing gear
- Backpacking gear as needed
- Safety equipment
- Backcountry common area set up
- Morning coffee service
- Area fees and permits
- 15+ pro res photos of experience
Requirements: 2 person minimum to run tour.
Custom & Private Tours: All tours are customizable. Contact us for more info and pricing.
Reservations, Payment, & Cancelations: 50% of the total price of the tour will be withheld outside of 48 hours; within 48 hours, the total price of the tour (100%) will be charged. Cancellations based on unforeseen circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If for any reason the tour is cancelled by Go Wild, a full refund will be made to the contracting party.
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