Day Seventytwo

Chilkoot Trail-Happy Camp to Chillkoot Trail-Lindeman City
August 5th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
A relatively short day of hiking
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
5.5 miles on foot
Sunny, a little bit hazy from wildfires
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Night's Lodging
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None, seems odd
Our tent in Lindeman City
Anchorage, AK

Daily Didactic
Day four of our little trek is a pleasant and short downhill hike from Happy Camp to Lindeman City. During the gold rush Lindeman City was a bustling town on the end of the lake and now is the most developed campground, due to a Parks Canada wall tent compound which includes a library and interpretive center. The hike from Happy Camp is extraordinarily scenic and drops back down below treeline between Crater Lake and Deep Lake. At the lower end of deep lake the river that moves between the lakes drops down a deep gorge. The trail runs high above the gorge for a mile or so, before dropping down to the river and it's entrance into Lake Lindeman.

We stayed true to our afternoon napping and reading routine, and then the four of us took a shot at figuring out the Lindeman library's Klondike Game. The game was missing it's instructions and a few of the property pieces, but it's striking similarity to Monopoly gave us a good start. When it became obvious our understanding of the rules would never result in an actual winner, we broke and ate dinner.

It was a lazy evening of library visits, reading, and games before hitting the hay in anticipation of our fifth and final day of hiking tomorrow.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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A relatively late 7:00 am in Happy Camp A room with a view
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Theresa packing food outside the cook cabin Looking down the trail from Happy Camp toward Long Lake
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On the road Theresa winds around an alpine pond above Long Lake
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Looking down on Deep Lake Cori identifying another artifact she packed out. That one was for the Park Service...
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Coming into Deep Lake campground The river between Long and Deep Lakes
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Deep Lake The remains of a metal kit boat
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Monster cairn Cori and Theresa lead the way along the gorge to Lindeman
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Lindeman City campground, we went right Todd, working hard with two supervisors and a camera lady
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The upper Lindeman shelter The graveyard above Lindeman, a little short on explanation
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The ever popular Klondike Game, minus rules and a few property cards Lovely ladies whipping up some gourmet meals
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The river along side the campground as it hits Lake Lindeman. Yes, we're sure it has a name... Flowers and artifacts
The very nice Lindeman library

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