hike to the music
Hike to PineFest
September 7-10 2017
Not for the faint of foot. Our last tour of the season starts with a epic loop hike in the southwestern Wallowa mountains (don't worry, we stop often for scenery) and ends with one of the state's best music festivals in Halfway, Oregon. PineFest brings together both local and distant musicians for an eclectic group of tunes that will make you shake, sing, and want more. You'll experience the area's best glacial lakes, try your hand at a number of cowboy lawn games, and dance the night away.
For those who really want to go wild. On September 7th we start a 3 day hike into a less traveled area of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This won't be your average walk in the woods as we'll cover nearly 20 miles in 3 days. The views will be breathtaking and each night we'll camp at a new alpine lake and rejuvenate al natural for the next day. Sleep under stars, swim in turquoise water, and let us do the cooking and heavy lifting (though expect to carry your own pack!)
On the morning of Saturday, September 9th, we'll emerge from the wilderness and have nearly the entire day for some serious R&R at Cornocopia Lodge. Once we've soaked tired feet, put your dancing shoes on. PineFest has been called Oregon's best music festival. With acts from all over the U.S., set against a backdrop of the very mountains you've just emerged from, the music fest exceeds in both entertainment and wow factor. They'll be opportunities for farm and ranch visits, traditional games, fine booze and drink, and like always, it's all on us.
Thursday Sept 7th:
8:00 am: departure from Baker City
9:00 am: Arrival at Main Eagle Trailhead
9:30 am: Enter the wilderness. Sept 7th - 9th*
*Backcountry schedules vary per group. Guides hike at an easy-moderate pace with frequent stops for water, activities, and lunch. Camp is set up before dusk with dinner served around 6:00 pm. Fires are permitted per regulation. Breakfasts is served promptly at 8:00 am. Total wilderness time: 3 days, 2 nights. Total miles: ~20.
Saturday Sept 9th:
10:00 am: Exit wilderness, R&R at Cornocopia Lodge, lunch, optional farm experience
4:00 pm- 10:00 pm: PineFest, games, dancing, dinner
Sunday Sept 10th:
8:00 am: Breakfast and departure for Baker City
11:00 am: Arrival in Baker City
Everything included: $850
Lodging- split between wilderness tent camping and luxury rustic accommodation at Cornocopia Lodge
3 gourmet meals a day prepared by a Go Wild chef
Local artisanal beer and wine
Transportation to TH, back to Baker City*
Guided access to the Eagle Cap Wilderness
Entry to Pine Fest
A wild good time
Hiking boots (though we can help you find some)
Drinks/Food purchased at PineFest, restaurants, bars
Your mother! Expect to get dirty, sweat, help out, and have a good time
We will send you a complete packing list upon booking
*Pick-up/Drop-off in Portland or Boise can be arranged for an additional fee
Book before June 1st and save!
Group Pricing is available for groups of 4 or more!
Student Price available. Just ask!
A deposit of 50% trip cost is required at booking
Use the form at the bottom of "Multi-day Tours" to book and see discounts. Email us with questions or concerns!
On this tour expect to hike 6-10 miles per day for four days, so please be aware of the physical labor involved in this outdoor experience and feel free to talk to us about any questions or concerns.
Find out more about the PineFest here.