Monday, July 18, 2011

Hidden Lake Campground

Monday: (07/18) We had a good rain starting after 5pm yesterday. It rained all evening but was mostly clear when we got up. We had leftover hash and eggs for breakfast. I stopped by the library before we left to post some photos. We departed camp a little after 11am. We stopped at a viewpoint and learned all about the local Indian tribes and the creation of their corporation in 1971. There aren't reservations in Alaska. There are native corporations. We had lunch there and continued on.

K-BEQ Native heritage Center Signs
We stopped in Cooper Creek at the K-BEQ Heritage Center and got a very informative tour of a former Indian dwelling site. We then took the Skilak Lake Loop Road.

Skyview Site 7 At Hidden Lake CG Burney's Trail At Hidden Lake
We stopped at the Hidden Lake Campground. and decided to stay the night. I took a a short hike up Burney's Trail that was across from our camp to a viewpoint of Hidden Lake and Skilak Lake.  Above left, our campsite at Hidden lake. On the right Burney's Trail headed up to the lake lookout.

Hidden Lake Viewed From Top Of Burney's Trail Lookout Skilac Lake Seen From Top Of Burney's Trail Lookout
Hidden lake and Skilac Lakes as viewed from the top of Burney's Trail.

Fireweed Almost In Bloom On Burney's Trail At Hidden lake CG
Some fire weed was turning red, a reported sign of winters approach in a few weeks.

Dinner was a very good tuna and noodle casserole.

Sunset Over Hidden Lake Sunset Over Hidden Lake
We enjoyed a nice campfire before walking down to Hidden Lake to watch the sunset over the lake at 11:00.
(GPS: 60.465932, -150.200666)
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