Come to stargaze,
come to fish, come for the west's wildest mountains
2020 Perseid Meteor Shower Trek & Fly Fish- Wallowa 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 2020 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 20lbs pack and hike 5-8 miles a day. Alternatively: bump your experience up a level and have us carry everything for you!
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). We make camp at a gorgeous lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness that will be the basecamp for the rest of your journey. 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: wild animals, ancient geology, & no cell phone service. Reset your mind away from the daily grind and get to know your hiking companions. Hike to another of our favorite lakes in the Wallowas. Jump into a float tube for a one-of-a-kind fly fishing experience or just jump in! Back at camp enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by your chef as you gaze heavenward during this peak night of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The exploring day. Day 3 is always our favorite. Companionship is at its height, stories have been told, more remain, and the worries of home are forgotten. Today is up to you and yours. Partake in one of the activities led by a guide- concentrate on wilderness skills, take photographs, go fishing, tae a short day hike- or just relax at camp with a good book and wilderness vibes.
Another great night of stargazing awaits. The question is can you?!
The day no ones wants to come is here. 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.
Must be comfortable in/around water.
Cancellations: All multi day tours will be charged a 50% deposit per person at the time of booking, $100 of which will be non-refundable. Cancellations 30-15 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price. Cancellations within 14 days: No refund.
Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme conditions, tours are refunded on a case by case basis.
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2020 Perseid Meteor Shower Inclusions:
2 Expert Local Wilderness Fishing Guides
Pre-tour Planning & Logistics
"Go Wild Gourmet" Dinners & Breakfasts
-yes, including coffee
Fishing & Backpacking Gear as Needed
-excluding sleeping bags
Ultra-lite Float Tubes
Safety & Emergency Equipment
-our guides are wilderness First Aid Certified
-from Baker City or La Grande to Trail
20+ Professional Photographs
All Area Fees
Experience the biggest annual meteor shower in the wild- with near zero light pollution!
Hike Oregon's oldest and wildest mountains with a group of like-minded adventurers and your top-notch guide
Fun for friends, family, or as a single
Camping & Safety Gear is provided!
Carry only your day pack!