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Backpack to the Minam River Lodge

Backpacking to the Minam River Lodge

Backpack to the Minam River Lodge

I’m all about that lazy backpacking/hibernating life these days. Give me short hikes, hut camping, happy hours, train camping on the river, and zero alpine starts. When I found out about the Minam River Lodge last year at a Travel Oregon event, I could not believe what I was hearing.

This luxurious spot, nestled in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, is accessible only by foot. (Or by air, but let’s be real, I’m hiking those 8.5 miles in.)

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Hiking the Heritage Grove, Sam McDonald County Park

Hiking Heritage Grove, Sam McDonald County Park

I turned 28 on a quiet evening in the Sierra Club Hiker’s Hut. The next morning, we woke up to  fog and the slow pitter patter of rain on the wooden hut. Josh had class in the afternoon and I had plans to curl up in bed for a lazy birthday. We packed up all our things to head back home.

Instead of retracing our steps, we opted for the Heritage Grove trail instead.

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