Today we got off to an early start on our way to Moosehead Lake. This will be another 15.1 km day and it will be hot again +34 celcius
Leaving Ritchie Lake Campsite, it is about 400 m back to the main trail. We head south towards Mantario Lake. Just before we get to One Lake, we cross a swampy area then head uphill and stay on top of the ridge till just before Three Lake, where we have a fairly steep climb back down. There are lots of bare rocky areas to hike on
and some scenic views
as well as some shady rest stops
then we follow across the ridge
Follow the side of the hill
A little further down the trail, we climb down onto a beaver dam and cross just below the dam.
Once across the beaver dam, we climb up a steep ravine using a rope
and continue a short way on the trail to Mantario Lake
After lunch we head out and climb back up onto the ridge.
The section between here and Moosehead has lots of climbing and many rugged, steep valleys. These are offset by the amazing views from the high ridges.
and arriving at Moosehead Lake
Ah Mooshead Lake – we were all by ourselves on the lake with no other hikers around – but once it got dark, the mosquitos were rather nasty. We did have one great spot for a view though
We had our usual fire
a peaceful shoreline with no breeze
and a very pretty sunset to close the day
once we stashed out food in the bear bin, we watched the sunset and listened to the loons from the tent with the ever hungry mosquitos buzzing on the other side of the screen. It is going to be a very hot night with no breeze at all