Billy Jones Lake

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Billy Jones Lake
Location Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa County, Oregon, US
Coordinates 45°14′59″N 117°20′54″W / 45.2496°N 117.3482°W / 45.2496; -117.3482Coordinates: 45°14′59″N 117°20′54″W / 45.2496°N 117.3482°W / 45.2496; -117.3482
Type Tarn
Basin countries United States
Max. length 317 yd (290 m)
Max. width 126 yd (115 m)
Surface elevation 8,400 ft (2,600 m)

Billy Jones Lake is a tarn located on Hurricane Divide in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Northeastern Oregon, United States. It is situated less than one mile from Echo Lake.[1] It is the second highest lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness at 8,400 ft (2,600 m),[2] though some claim it to be slightly higher at 8,419 ft (2,566 m)[3] or 8,435 ft (2,571 m).[4] The only lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness that is higher than Billy Jones Lake is Legore Lake at 8,950 ft (2,730 m) located 4 miles (6.4 km) from Billy Jones Lake.

Trail[edit]

The trail to Billy Jones Lake begins at Hurricane Creek Trailhead. The starting trail number is 1807 but turns into trail number 1824. The trail passes Echo Lake before reaching Billy Jones Lake. The first 5 miles (8.0 km) (of 8 miles (13 km)) are heavily traveled in the summer and fall. However, the last three miles are lightly used, and are exceptionally difficult to climb, rising 2,400 ft (730 m).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Barstad, Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness Morris Book Publishing, 2002.
  2. ^ "Elevations of Points Near Eagle Cap Wilderness". US Forest Service. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.fishingworks.com/lakes/oregon/wallowa/eagle-cap/billy-jones-lake/ (Retrieved on January 27, 2009)
  4. ^ Google Earth elevation of Billy Jones Lake (Retrieved January 27, 2009)
  5. ^ http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w/recreation/trails-ec/1824_echo_billy_jones_lk_126.shtml (Retrieved on January 27, 2009)