This trip starts at Boulder Park (elev. 5000 feet) on Main Eagle Creek. A hike of four miles and up 1300 feet brings us to our base camp at Eagle Meadow surrounded by granite peaks and bisected by sparkling Eagle Creek. We have two days for hiking to nearby Eagle, Culver and Bear lakes while scouting for the colorful western tanager. The day hikes usually involve crossing snow. We hike back to Boulder Park on the fourth day.