On Monday, we squeezed away from RR for a half day and took out ‘yaks out for a spin around Wallowa Lake. It ended up being about 7 miles of paddling in 3 hours or so.
Wallowa Lake is literally where a major road ends. Sitting at just over 4,300 feet, the lake was created by 8-9 glaciers (no longer there) and is damned by high moraines and 9000-foot snow-capped peaks of the Wallowa Mountains.
And actually, last week, we traveled up Wallowa Lake’s Tramway to the top of 8,255-ft Mt. Howard, where you get an incredible view of Wallowa Lake. J & I had been wanting to travel up the aerial cable car (steepest tram in North America), but didn’t want to pay the $28/person. So when RR’s owners asked us to attend a promotional event hosted by the local chamber of commerce, which included the tramway ride up and dinner, we jumped on that opportunity!! DEAL!!!!!!!