Cove (Fallen Leaf Lake) hike
|Trip Date: 08/31/2014
Distance: 2.1 Miles
Vertical Gain: 50'
Group Size: 5
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Heading out early on the trail through the forest.|
|Very soon on the left is the old caretaker's cabin. It appears to be in much better shape than any of the other former Baldwin Estate buildings.|
|Most of the trail is very flat, and easy to follow as you first head down to the lake right by the cove.|
|Even for a somewhat windy day this section of the cove was very still and peaceful. A few boaters were try to take advantage of the lack of wind along this stretch of lake.|
|Headed past the first cove area number of traces of people having lived here, but nothing like what you find a little further on.|
|The ruins of the main lodge soon come into view, dominated by the huge central fireplace which still stands. The rest of the building burned years ago, but the craftsmanship is outstanding on this spire.|
|One of our group checking out
the chimney after first arriving at the site.
|A couple shots of our group members checking out the location up close.|
|High above the trail is the ever-present Mt. Tallac which dominates this side of the lake.|
|All that is left of the old
boathouse down at the shoreline.
|Directly across the lake from
the boathouse area is a majestic view of Freel Peak.
|Directly to the west is a
great view of Angora Peak and the Glen Alpine trailhead area into
|GPS Track of the full hike.|