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Granite Trail #1676 - Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon

Season:
July-September
Total Elev. Loss:
-610 ft.
Distance:
4.77 miles
Total Elev. Gain:
4 ft.

This route is in the business of serious climbing from the Minam River to plug you up into the heart of the Eagle Cap with a view of all of the high peaks. It really is a beautiful experience going from the pristine waters of the Minam and switchback-ing up through an old growth forest that has beautiful big ponderosa pines and douglas fir. After the nasty switchback section, there is a very long and mostly level traverse over to the edge of Granite Gulch. Once you wrap around into it, the scenery instantly changes to sub-alpine and then alpine as you beeline toward the saddle...  
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