How well are major trails marked in the Eagle Cap / Wallowas?

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StarryNight
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How well are major trails marked in the Eagle Cap / Wallowas?

Post by StarryNight » September 12th, 2018, 8:36 am

...for example, heading south on the West Fork // 1820, is the trail up to Ice Lake (1808) clearly indicated, or does one just kind of take the the path heading west/right after about 2 miles on 1820.
I ask because: I'm hiking into the area at night with a headlamp (planning to stop around that trail junction, at 1820-1808).

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Re: How well are major trails marked in the Eagle Cap / Wallowas?

Post by Bosterson » September 12th, 2018, 8:51 am

StarryNight wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 8:36 am
...for example, heading south on the West Fork // 1820, is the trail up to Ice Lake (1808) clearly indicated, or does one just kind of take the the path heading west/right after about 2 miles on 1820.
The jct from W Fork Wallowa River Tr is large and has signs. It's around 2.3 mi in at a cluster of downed logs in a flat dry area alongside the trail.

Generally the north end of Eagle Cap has decent signage, while signage in the south end and some of the lesser used trails in the heart of the wilderness sometimes leaves something to be desired.
Will hike off trail for fun.

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Re: How well are major trails marked in the Eagle Cap / Wallowas?

Post by StarryNight » September 12th, 2018, 8:55 am

You're the best--thank you!

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