What you'll do
This experience is perfect for anyone looking to experience the best of Eastern Oregon's backcountry in an 8 hour day. Dine on gourmet locally-sourced hiking grub, see wild local flora, fauna, and get views of seven shimmering alpine lakes in Oregon's oldest mountain range. Your adventure begins at 8AM. The 45 minute drive to the Anthony Lakes trailhead takes you through century farms and the same valley that enticed so many settlers on the Oregon Trail. Once at the trailhead, you'll receive a short safety briefing before it's time to hit the trail. The eight-mile hike covers 1300ft of gradual elevation gain in a leisurely 4-5 hours. Take frequent breaks to refuel on snacks and water and enjoy ecological, historical, and cultural interpretation from your guide. Lunch is a chance to sit down, take in grand sweeping views and dine on locally-sourced salads, chef-baked sourdough, and a charcuterie plate of gourmet hiking grub.
I'm Dan, founder of Go Wild: American Adventures, an outdoor adventure company focused on personalized Oregon-based vacations. I grew up in Eastern Oregon, chasing cows across fields and hiking these mountains since age 5. I worked 6 seasons with the ecology program of our local Forest Service before graduating with a BA in Anthropology. Those experiences, and my love for traveling (I've spent considerable time in Korea, Europe, and Latin America), led me to start Go Wild. I still travel, but I've found considerable joy to bring the world to me and helping travelers from all backgrounds find joy and adventure in rural Eastern Oregon. If you find yourself in or around Baker City, I'd be happy to show you what makes my home so great.
Locally-sourced, salads, loaves of homemade country sourdough bread, and a charcuterie plate of gourmet hiking grub.
Your choice of local artisanal wine or a locally brewed beer.
15 Passenger Wilderness Van
Hiking poles, first aid, other day hiking gear.
Where you'll be
This loop hike in Oregon's oldest mountain range takes you to views of 7 high mountain glacier lakes, gives you a chance to see impressive geology, and come face to face with local flora and fauna.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Guests should feel comfortable hiking a leisurely pace at moderate elevation.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Gourmet Guided Alpine Eco-Hike