On Trapp Lake - Kamloops Trails

On Trapp Lake – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  May 9, 2020 at 8:15 am

Trapp Lake is a long narrow lake in the bottom of the gully south of Shumway Lake.   There is a good launch spot halfway down the lake.   It is one of the lakes in which the ice clears off  early,  so I usually pick it for a spring paddle.

I paddled down the west shore and then back on the east shore, a 10.3 km loop.

Much of the lake is surrounded by steep hills but in the southeast corner, then hills are lower and more open.   Eroded ridges and gullies have been shaped by water.

Two bald eagles perched on a snag near the north end of the lake, and they stayed for a portrait.

Over the year I paddle about 66 days, rotating the location for most outings.   The ice will be off the upland lakes soon, so I will paddle the lowland lakes first, then drive to the higher lakes as spring deepens.



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Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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