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Default Chelan Lakeshore Trail - April 9-11

A group of seven intrepid CTers decided to go down to beautiful Lake Chelan (Washington) to do the 17 miles Chelan Lakeshore trail. Here is the tick (euh trip ) report...

The team:

Shadee:


Special guest star Bishop & friend:


andie:


oriana:


duran:


MikeL:


TheChance:


Six of us drove down to Chelan State Park on the Thursday night to car camp. On the way down, our car stopped in Bellingham to pick up Shadee's new tent, as well as a few Green Trails maps:


We met the other car late at night at the state park. We then set up camp in the dark.

The following morning we awoke to wonderful weather. Here is our camp:


After packing everything for the trip, we drove to Fields Point landing to take the ferry (Lady Express) that would bring us to the trailhead. Some pictures while waiting for the ferry:


The ferry approaching:


On the ferry we met special guest Bishop who left Vancouver at 2am [|)] on the Friday morning to be able to join us.


The ferry ride is really enjoyable all the way, with wonderful scenery all around:



Shadee is enjoying the ride:


The ferry dropped us around noon at Prince Creek, which is where the trailhead is located:


After applying some bug repellent to scare the ticks away, we were ready to hit the trail:


Just a few moments later we spotted a few deer wandering around:


The trail took us through all kind of beautiful terrain:



There was a huge rock looking like one the face on Easter Island (strange coincidence...)


More scenic views:


We also spotted some eagles:


The last stretch before arriving near Moore Point, which would be our campsite for two nights:


The Moore Point campground was closed due to potential flood resulting from a forest fire in the area in 2001. That is too bad because it really is a great spot. But there was still people using this campsite...

We instead used the alternate campsite, which was a wide opened grassy space. It took us approximately 6 hours from Prince Creek to this campground at a leisure pace.

The campsite:


The campsite was located at a junction between the Lakeshore trail and the Fish Creek trail. The Fish Creek trail heads into the mountains and offers some possibilities for a day hike. On the second day we left the camp a little before noon (we were very slow getting up and preparing everything... [|)]) We decided to head up to Round Lake behind Round mountain. It was a nice day hike with decent views, and a huge creek crossing. We had lunch at the lake and then came down the trail and went to explore Moore Point and soak our hurting feet into the glacial water of the lake.

Lunch at Round Lake:


Back at camp at night we had a nice little fire:


Oriana couldn't sleep with all the Lavalife talking going on around the fire: [}]


On the last morning we woke up with amazing views: [8D]


We packed everything pretty early and hit the trail around 8am. We arrived at Hunts Bluff where the views were really nice:


Once passed Hunts Bluff the trail gently goes up and down up to Stehekin:


We arrived in Stehekin around noon. Stehekin is a little village that can only be reached by boat. Burgers and beer were appreciated after such a hike:


And then back on the ferry to return to our cars:


The girls showing off their wounded feet:


What's going on under there: [?][]


Goodbye beautiful lake Chelan:


Thanks to all of you for coming on this trip. Your company was really enjoyable, and I really had an awesome time! Let's do this again soon!


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Looks awesome, Chance. I bet it was hot down there !

Welcome to the Hille Club Shadee [8D]

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Great report and pics Chance. Thanks for sharing!


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What a great report... and a super hike! A great way to kick off the summer hiking season!

I hope to see you guys on the trail soon, and next time I will be sporting my new backpack - can't wait!

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Great report looks like you all had a great time.
Cool new tent Shadee.

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Nice pics, looks like it's a good area to explore down there...
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What an excellent TR. I am green with envy! [^]

Team Akto keeps on growing!

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Wow! Looks like it was an awesome weekend. [8D]

Great trip report and good to see so many smiles around.
The country side looks very tempting to go visit.


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nice photos, and nice weekend !! looks like you guys jumped from winter straight into summer - nary a view of snow in sight.
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Nice job Chance.Looked like something different to do.The weather also treated you guys well,I see.[^]
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incredible trip...full of fun, laughter and great company...a great place to explore and so much more to do....this is just the beginning....this hike is rated 4 stars,it is relatively easy and the views are stunning along the lake....the fear of the ticks are the only problem...thanx martin again for organizing it.
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Wow! looks like a summers day. Great trip report and pictures Martin, looks like you all had a fantastic weekend, with the weather and CT company. [8D]

Thanks for sharing.

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Looks like a great time guys!
Did everyone escape the ticks?[xx(]

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Eeerrrr.. I took over 200 pictures (unusual for me!), I dont think my camera was out of my hands on this trip... so, will go through them tomorrow

Thankyou thechance, not only for organising such a wonderful trip!!! but also for your trip report, I truly enjoyed reliving every moment of this trip through your words and your pictures (awesome pics btw)
Id do this trip again in a heartbeat, looking at my maps I see there are tons of trails in this area to explore!!

Thankyou also to our driver, Mike, a most comfy ride in a classy truck

and yes.... I absolutely love my new tent, cant wait to get out again with it!!!!!!

and finally, Im happy to say "noticksonme" [8D][^]
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Did everyone escape the ticks?[xx(]
I guess we will know in a few days... if one of us gets sick... [B)]

But personally I think I am tick-free. I might have seen one or two of them on my pants, but I'm not sure they were ticks. I checked myself from time to time to be sure I was ok.

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