This trip starts at the Summit Point Trailhead (6,500′). We hike 7 miles over an 8,200′ pass to our base camp above Pine Lakes where we will spend three nights. On our first layover day there is an optional day hike down to the lakes for a picnic lunch and swimming, fishing or relaxing. On the second layover day we can hike the ridge to the top of Granite Mountain for fantastic views of the Wallowas and take a dip in the high lake on the way back to camp. On the last day we hike out to Summit Point.