How had it been so long since we saw Loch Lomond? Time flies when you're having fun, and we've been having lots of fun. In our constant search for new trails we tend to neglect the old favorites, and it was time to see the lake again. We came off of the Chinns Lake trail down the road and wandered through Alice to find the trailhead at a sign.
It's impossible to get lost on the Loch Lomond trail. With no spurs, it's pretty easy to find. We passed some traffic, including a big group of Jeeps we'd see throughout the day. Everyone was happy to be out in the gorgeous weather at the end of a hot summer.
There were lots of campers waking up to their coffee as we drove by. Everyone looked a little chilled, and there were fresh puddles on the trail. It looked like they had a soggy night.
It didn't take long to get to the lake, and we were there with lots of other people. There were many cars parked, along with ATVs and dirtbikes riding around. There were also people fishing at various spots. We found a place to park that had a good view and we stopped for lunch.
It really felt like winter was on its way. It was very, very windy and pretty cold next to the lake. We ate our lunches fairly quickly, and Walt announced that he had brought ice cream sandwiches for everyone -- his fancy, new cooler will keep things frozen. The timing was a bit off, though, because we were all too cold for ice cream.
We made a note of the Rock House and other people on the rim above us, and we were headed in that direction to do Kingston Peak. It was a quick lunch, and we were soon packed up and heading back down. This is such a nice trail, and we need to do it more often.
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