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Aneroid Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Aneroid Lake and Roger Lake from Aneroid Mountain (bobcat)

Description

Aneroid Lake is a good overnight backpacking destination as it is only six miles from the Wallowa Lake Trailhead using the East Fork Wallowa River Trail. It is a tarn lake, but is quite deep being nestled in a large cirque below the slopes of Bonneville Mountain. Closeby is Roger Lake and Petes Point towers above.

There are two areas of established campsites for backpackers. The trails to these are signed from the East Fork Wallowa Trail. The area is also a popular base for telemark skiing in the winter. There are also a handful of private cabins in an enclave that precedes the wilderness designation. Keep away from these.

According to McArthur and McArthur's Oregon Geographic Names, Aneroid Lake was named in 1897 when a member of a U.S. Fish Commission survey party used an aneroid barometer to gauge the elevation of the lake.

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