Thursday, 16 June 2016

Singing on the Twin Peaks Trail and Eklutna Lake views

The trail starts at Eklutna Lake where people were kayaking. It was raining a little bit but we started our hike through the woods and steep hill. The distance is about 4,5km uphill and the same coming back.

We started hiking around 15:00 and in the first hour we encountered several people returning from the top. They informed us about the beautiful views and we decided to complete the hike.

The next hours we didn't see any other people and we became more and more worried about the wildlife. Many bears have been spotted on this trail and we should not surprise one. Not having any bear bells or spray, we continued signing along the trail. No way could a bear be confronted with us by surprise.

Het wandelpad start aan het Eklutna Meer waar er enkele mensen aan het kajakken waren. Het regende licht maar we begonnen aan onze wandeling door de bossen en steile heuvel. De afstand is ongeveer 4,5km bergop en hetzelfde op de terugweg.

We begonnen rond 15:00 en het eerste uur kwamen we nog andere mensen tegen die op weg naar beneden waren. Men vertelde ons over de mooie vergezichten boven op de berg en we besloten de wandeling volledig te doen. 

De volgende uren kwamen we niemand meer tegen en maakten we ons zorgen over wilde dieren. Vele beren zijn reeds gespot langs dit pad en je kan deze best niet verrassen. Zonder beerbellen of spray, gaan we zingend verder. Hierdoor is het onmogelijk dat we een slapende beer verrassen, hij hoort ons al van ver aankomen. 
 
Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake Twin Peaks Creek

Eklutna Lake creek

Eklutna Lake mushrooms

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake Twin Peaks Trail

Eklutna Lake trail

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake snow capped mountain

Eklutna Lake view from trail

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10 comments:

  1. Het lijkt mij heel avontuurlijk om daar te lopen, en een beer kom je natuurlijk liever niet tegen, Een serie fraaie foto's

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  2. Wow - I love the photos of your hike. I see the fireweed was blooming. I never carry bear bells or spray - actually, I don't sing either! I hate the clanging of the bells, and I'd be afraid of spraying my self instead of the bear. Of course, you may have been in grizzly country, and then I'd be far more cautious. Ours are black bear and none I've encountered so far did me harm.

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  3. wow the nature is unique and fantastic

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  4. Bears would be a worry for me too. Singing sounds like a great strategy. ;-)

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  5. Love the path on the bush there with those trees.
    Lovely scenery.

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  6. Lovely mountain walk - good idea to sing as you went along.

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  7. een klim die de moeite waard was...

    maar met veren in de buurt, zou ik wel twijfelen

    groeten

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  8. Beautiful scenery! I used to yell out Hey Bear. They have good hearing just can't see you

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  9. The views are amazing and I'm glad you were not eaten by a bear. I'm guessing your singing isn't as good as your dancing.

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  10. adembenemend
    spannend toch, volgens mij wandel je daar niet echt op je gemak, steeds uitkijkend of er geen beer jou in de gaten heeft

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