Peterson Lake Cabin Trail 7-20-2013

  • Mostly dry. Just a little mud.
  • No snow.
  • A few bugs. No need for bug dope – brought mine, didn’t use it.
  • No bear sign, but Kiska found a toad.

MapMy Hike time and trail info

Peterson Lake Trail Hike page info

Recently they have brought in a bunch of new gravel at the beginning. It’s probably the first mile-ish that has been improved. The trail had a few muddy spots, and when the trail isn’t boardwalk, it’s kind of rooty. So, you need to pay attention to where you put your feet. I slipped on the wet roots a few times, but never fell.

The cabin at the end is on a beautiful lake. There is a boat tied to the dock, and they even have some life jackets hanging at the cabin. The outhouse is pretty nice, but I still prefer to pee behind it. Outhouses just creep me out. And, the last time I was there, Kiska managed to pull the door open, came in, smelled me, then walked out – WITH THE DOOR WIDE OPEN! What a brat.

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Chicken of the Wood

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There is some cotton along the way. There are a few little open meadows along the boardwalk.

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A muddy spot.

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Kiska ran around this one in the winter. The snow gets built up a lot and it was a pretty skinny trail, so she ran down and around.

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This is a pretty nice bridge. There are really only these two.

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Brought Kiska’s lunch as well. I love my REI dog food bowl. It has a draw string close, and it’s collapsible.

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“Planes Only”… The other side of the dock said “Boats Only”.

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Selfie 🙂

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Lunch. The “Chicken a la King with noodles” was a little disappointing in the fact that, growing up in Alaska, I thought there would be king salmon. There wasn’t. But overall, the Mountain House meal was AMAZING! O, and my Butterfinger while we waited. That was good too.

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The toad Kiska found on the trail.


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