The Wallowas are definatley worthy of your attention. The snow was incredibly dry and the scenery astounding. Check out the Wing Ridge huts. Back country base lodging with woodstove all the cooking gear you would need and a sauna for not alot of money. Gives you access to the Eagle cap wilderness. You access out of Josesh Oregon and skin in about 2 miles to the Huts... BC paradise. All you bring is your riding gear, and food... everything else is provided.