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Ketchikan Mountain Lake Trek to Avalanche Chute 3.5 Hours

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Come join us on a stunning 4-mile (6.4 km) roundtrip hike with from 1 to 6 people! Hike an improved gravel trail alongside a forested lake below a mountain. Plenty of spots for picture taking. The second mile’s more natural tread is mixed with gravel, large rocks, and roots as you ascend through an old-growth rainforest displaying large specimens of Sitka spruce.. At 1100 feet of elevation, you arrive at the bottom of an avalanche chute.

08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Berth 3 Shelter or Arranged Pick-Up

08:00 AM

Berth 3 Glass Shelter for Cruise-Ship Passengers or Arranged Pick-Up (Including Ward Cove Berths)

Transportation by private vehicle included. Meeting times are somewhat flexible upon request. Usually a morning or an afternoon tour is offered each day. 10 to 15 minutes are allotted for finding me, using restrooms, and signing digital waivers.

08:10 AM

Drive to the Trail Parking Lot

A quick 15-minute drive to the trail head in town.

08:20 AM

Parking Lot

Hike 0.5 miles (0.8 km) up an Alaska DNR service dirt road to a dam where a beautiful lake lies below mountains. Great spot for pictures.

08:40 AM

Trail Head

Hike 0.5 miles (0.8 km) along the lake on the improved section of the trail where there are a few offshoots to docks on the lake for more pictures.

09:00 AM

End of Improved Trail

Hike 1 mile (1.6 km) up a natural tread trail--roots, rocks, and gravel trail, through an old-growth Sitka Spruce forest, to the avalanche chute.

09:30 AM

Avalanche Chute

At 1100 feet elevation, a 750-foot elevation gain, arrive at the Avalanche Chute. Take pictures, relax, talk, rest.

09:50 AM

Trail

Hike 2 miles(3.2 km) back down the trail to vehicle.

10:50 AM

Parking Lot

Drive back to downtown berths

11:20 AM

15-Minute Buffer/Flex Time

A 15-minute buffer is allotted for any unforeseen circumstances to allow that we get back to the meeting place on time or early.

11:30 AM

Berth 3 Glass Shelter for Cruise-Ship Passengers or Arranged Drop-Off (Including Ward Cove Berths)

I can drop you off where I picked you up or at another location at your request.

Ending Point

I will drop you off where I picked you up or at another location at your request.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Private transportation included. Bottle of water. Trekking poles. Backpacks.

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What‘s not included

Food not included.

Tour Important Information

- MUST BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19

- MUST WEAR FACE MASKS IN THE VEHICLE DURING TRANSPORTATION

- MASKS ARE OPTIONAL HIKING ON THE TRAIL

- WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A DIGITAL LIABILITY WAIVER DAY OF TOUR

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What to Bring

- Jacket, sweater or sweatshirt.

- Hiking boots or trail shoes that have some traction and support.

- Rain Jacket and rain pants

- If possible, a backpack (we suggest lining the inside of your backpack with a garbage bag)

- We will have backpacks and rain ponchos available if needed.

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What's Included

- Dock-side pick-up and drop-off from Berth 3 or as arranged if arriving via plane or ferry, transportation to and from the trailhead.

- Bottled water.

- Masks for vehicle transportation (if needed)

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*The trailhead is a forty-minute drive from Berth 3 and is a rural hike. No facilities are available at the trailhead or along the trail. If needed, public restrooms are available at the Settler’s Cove campground nearby the trailhead before or after the tour. However, if there is a #2 bathroom emergency, we have toilet paper and military waste kits--Wag Bags--one can use and cart out. This is a leave-no-trace excursion, including no littering or food left behind. This is also a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free excursion.*

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My seasonal availability for tours is between the end of April and mid-October.

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$642.85/ per group

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