Gunsight Mountain (Eastern Oregon) 07-Jul-2012

Gunsight Mountain Elkhorn Range Eastern Oregon

For this, our last day in Eastern Oregon, we wanted a short, but view-filled, hike. A scramble up Gunsight Mountain, near Anthony Lake in the Elkhorns, seemed ideal. This hike is #50 in Bond’s 75 Scrambles in Oregon (2005).

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Lookout Mountain (Eastern Oregon) 05-Jul-2012

Lookout Mountain Grant County Oregon

There are eight peaks named “Lookout Mountain” in Oregon. In 2010, Terry Richard wrote an Oregonian article about the one in Grant County, seemingly only because it’s one of Oregon’s 8,000 foot summits (8,082 feet). This Lookout Mountain is directly west of Strawberry Mountain (the high point in Grant County) and since we’d hiked Strawberry Mountain a couple of years ago, we thought it would be interesting to see Strawberry Mountain from Lookout Mountain. In retrospect, it’s not clear why we thought this, but there you are…

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Cornucopia Peak (Eagle Cap Wilderness) 22-Aug-2010

Cornucopia Peak Eagle Cap Wilderness Oregon

Today our goal was Cornucopia Peak on the southern edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. This wilderness is an immensely popular summer (and to a lesser extent, winter) destination for lots of hikers, backpackers, equestrians, and (in season) hunters and fishermen.  But a lot of this activity is concentrated on the north side of the wilderness, up by Enterprise, Joseph, and Wallowa Lake.  The southern trailheads – those out of Halfway and Richland, for example – are usually much less jam packed during the summer season.  So hiking Cornucopia was our way to getting a little introduction to the less busy side of the Eagle Cap.

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