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Wilderness Hiking Trips into Backcountry Basecamps | Oregon, USA

These tours into our secret outfitted wilderness basecamps in Eastern Oregon are a lower cost version of our upscale trips. Still all-inclusive, you carry your own gear and a portion of the camp provisions on your back. The hard work pays off when you enter the backcountry and have it all to yourself, with guides to fix you that classic cocktail, craft hearty meals, and lead activities and spur hikes on subsequent days. 

Trips generally run from May - October. We recommend 2-4 nights to truly experience the wild.

These trips can also be booked without a guide. We'll make sure you have everything you need and a map to our secret camp spots so all you need to do is hike in. Inquire by email.

What to Expect:

Unlike our upscale trips where we use our expert mule packer to supply our wilderness camps, these trips rely on human power (i.e. your crew and our guides) to pack in camp supplies. We supply all the gear- backpacks, tents, pads, stoves, chairs (optional), safety equipment, games, you name it, etc. All you need to do is show up to our evening before departure packing party and learn how to pack your backpack!

On our morning of departure, meet your guides at your accommodation, pile into Sully (our adventure van), head to the trailhead for a last minute safety talk, and step into the wild.

At camp, your professional local guides turn into expert fun facilitators and camp cooks, serving hand crafted appetizers, cocktails, and campfire cooked meals, all sourced from hyper local ingredients. The main difference between the food served on these trips versus our upscale trips is that we don't have a mule to carry in the heavier fresh items. Expect a Go Wild creative twist on the typical backpacking foods (rice, dry pasta, bacon, pancakes). We guarantee you'll go to bed satisfied and full. See below for a sample menu. 

During the day, explore nearby lakes on guided hikes, try your hand at fly fishing, forage for wild edible plants, or relax at camp. It's up to you. Your guides will have planned activities every day. 

A note from Dan, the owner:

Hey adventurer. Our goal at Go Wild is to make the wilderness accessible, fun, and to inspire every single person that comes on one of our trips. We take the utmost care to make sure you and yours are comfortable, safe, and well fed. We allow time on our trips for relaxing under the pines, gazing at the stars, and jumping into alpine lakes. That's the stuff of memories. That's the stuff of the soul. We'll guide you from the very first email so that the entire process is as easy as can be and you can get to ditching the phone and connecting with the nature that surrounds you, your friends and family, and yourself.

Sincerely, 
                 
Dan

General Details

Locations:
All camp locations are located in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. All tours depart from Baker City, OR. Expect impressive scenery, vast stretches of wilderness, crystal clear alpine lakes, and endless beauty. 

Inclusions:

  • local, professional, naturalist guides

  • camp cook & bartender

  • all meals, beverages & cocktail package

  • all camp / hike gear- tents, chairs, group gear, kitchen, safety equipment etc. (excluding sleeping bags)

    • we'll send you a packing list upon booking​

  • personal 2- person tent

    • 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 evening before

  • endless adventure, new friends, an experience of a lifetime


Exclusions:

  • 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 (rent for $40/person), water bottle, good hiking shoes/boots, personal items

 
Difficulty:
No experience necessary for any Go Wild experiences. That's the point! Our upscale trips use mules to pack gear. Easy: Great for young kids & families. Hike 2-3 miles, with less than 500" elevation gain to basecamp.
Moderate: Hike 5-7 miles a day, with near 1000' elevation gain.
Advanced: Hike 5-8 miles a day, with 1000'-2000' elevation gain.

Nearest Airports:
BOI- Boise International, Boise, ID, 2.5 hours / PDT- Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, Pendleton, OR, 1.5 hours

The Typical Itinerary:
Evening Before Tour: Meet & greet at our local pub to talk logistics and get to know each other over dinner and hosted beverages. Contact us for discounts at local hotels
Day 1: Depart Baker City / La Grande OR for a 1 hr drive to the trailhead. Our hike leads us into the wilderness where a private camp awaits.
Day 2: Settle in at camp, explore the surrounding lakes and peaks with your guide or relax at camp. 
Day 3: Explore the surrounding lakes and peaks with your guide or relax at camp. 
Day 4: 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 cancelation is made 90 day prior to tour departure. 

  • Final payment due prior to departure by check, cash, or Venmo. Cancelations within 30 days will be charged the entire balance unless you or us 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 // gowildusa@gmail.com

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