Ascent of Echo Lake Northwest Peak on 2021-08-15

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Sunday, August 15, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Echo Lake Northwest Peak
    Elevation:8934 ft / 2723 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first summit of what seems to be becoming an annual affair: a backpacking trip to the Wallowas to get away for a few nights, see some beautiful country, and bag a couple of Oregon's 100 Highest peaks. This one was very straightforward from Echo Lake, with our route one of a myriad of potential routes that would be viable. Standard Wallowa open country ridgeline with occasional light scrambling and some loose rock that never posed any real concern.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3584 ft / 1092 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1714 ft / 522 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3584 ft / 1092 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3534 ft / 1078 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:West Eagle Trail/East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:West Eagle Trailhead  5400 ft / 1645 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1664 ft / 507 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:East Ridge
    End Trailhead:Echo Lake  7270 ft / 2215 m
Ascent Part of Trip: West to Main Eagle (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Echo Lake Northwest Peak2021-08-15 a3584 ft / 1092 m
2Traverse Lake East Peak2021-08-15 b1859 ft / 567 m
3Arrow Lake Peak2021-08-162508 ft / 764 m
Total Trip Gain: 7951 ft / 2423 m    Total Trip Loss: 8311 ft / 2533 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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