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Day Hike - Loch Katrine/Sunday Creek Loop

Loch Katrine/Sunday Creek Loop

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8:00 a.m. at Preston Park and Ride
Loch Katrine/Sunday Creek Loop, (M) (GT Mt. Si), 7 mi., 1,800’gain. Moderate pace. Follow an upland glen on a path to pretty Loch Katrine, bordering the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and then return partly by way of Sunday Creek. Scottish hiking attire (kilts) welcome. Rubber boots, sandals, or equivalent are recommended if we encounter bog and stream crossings in Sunday Creek drainage. Short car shuttle. Meet 8:00 a.m. at Preston Park and Ride. 1 hr. Register with club headquarters or online. Glen Strachan, 425-869-8094 or glenshgi@msn.com (s6/29-7/11) Leader’s Notes (7/11/06) – I scouted out the path between the Loch Katrine path and the Sunday Creek trailhead today. It was relatively easy to navigate. There was three water bodies that I had to cross: 1.) the Loch Katrine outlet stream; 2.) Sunday Creek and; 3.) a section of the Sunday Creek access road bog. Water in the Loch Katrine outlet stream and the Sunday Creek access road bog was about a foot deep and water in Sunday Creek was about six inches deep. Because of the width of the water crossing at Sunday Creek and the access road bog, it is recommended that you were rubber boots, sandals or equivalent at these locations. The Loch Katrine outlet stream crossing can be crossed by rock hopping, but because of some slippery rocks it is recommended that you use trekking poles or equivalent at this location. We can also help each other over this stream crossing. Unless heavy rain occurs before or during our hike, these crossing should be relatively easy. If conditions change significantly, we won’t go this way. The Loch Katrine and Sunday Creek connector paths are overgrown with vegetation in places, sometimes high overhead. These sections are passable. The plants were dry today, but they may become wet with precipitation. In this case, you may want to wear some protection from moisture.
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