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hiking
3 months ago

My boyfriend & I rented a cabin out on the lake. We hiked in & it was hot, not many mosquitoes, but a ton of moths which we found very pretty. We got to the lake & got our canoe. It was our dogs first time in a canoe & it went super well. We arrived at our cabin shortly after. It was magical, so quiet & beautiful. Thank you to all the volunteers who keep this amazing place going. It was amazing.

Nice rolling trail. Beautiful lake at the end. Was hoping to catch a few pike but fishing wasn't very good that day.

canoeing
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

canoeing
Friday, July 03, 2015

fishing
Monday, July 22, 2013

Nice easy hike that leads to beautiful Red Shirt Lake. That being said, the mosquitos were out in the hundreds when we went on this hike. The Pike fishing was awesome and the lake was gorgeous. Not a lot of people out on it because you have to hike to get to it, so great if you want to get away from the crowds. On the hike back the mosquitos weren't nearly as bad; but still, be prepared!

hiking
Thursday, August 23, 2012

By Alaska standards, this is a very easy hike. Not much elevation gain at all, if any. I would recommend waiting until the weather is colder to take this hike, though, because of the bugs. Mosquitoes the size of small birds will eat you alive out here amidst a number of area lakes. When you get to Red Shirt Lake, it is a great peaceful spot to fish, canoe or just lie on the bank.

canoeing
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

This is an awesome trail. We spent Memorial Day weekend out there. The crowds were absent. We had our pick of the campsites. Which were very nice. Some of the islands have outhouses and campsites. There is bear boxes at some sites and the campsites around Lynx lake have tent platforms. The sounds of the loons at night and in the mornings were very eery but awesome. The sunsets over the lakes were beautiful. Skeeters weren't too bad yet!