October 3, 2020
The Katrine Lake Hike is actually a portion of the Pyramid Bench hike we did on Day 1. Today, we were starting with this portion of the hike, before heading up to Pyramid Bench and the views.
- trailhead – end of Pyramid Lake Road, just past Pyramid Island parking lot – Trail 2b/2h
- distance – about 2 km ( 1 1/4 miles) to Katrine Lake
- elevation gain/loss – 36 meters (118 feet)
- not a difficult hike, but the Katrine Lake portion of the trail is less used, so can be a bit overgrown.
Just before starting up, we spotted some funky little mushrooms and a happy kayaker
We popped into the forest trail to the trees with knitting on them. Still not sure if this is art or First Nations ceremonial. We were amazed at how bare the deciduous trees were now looking. Our vacation timing was right on.
Trail 2h to Katrine Lake
Katrine Lake was not as pretty as we recalled it from previous trips. It looks much better with snow on it or just as ice is forming.
High in the trees, cheeky squirrels were busy cutting pine cone branches and dropping them to the ground for later pickup. This one was very agile, but did not take our intrusion kindly.