The morning brought time to pack once again and we took to our roles like a well oiled machine. I’m sure that’s when we look most like a team in our partnership of camp chores.
The day proved to be our shortest yet with a downhill to Inland Lake. At times it proved steep and we certainly still felt the pains of our Tin hat ascent and descent, but it was certainly refreshing to arrive in 3 hours and sweaty, but not fully drenched and exhausted.
Anthony Island is a small island that sits in Inland Lake, which is an accessible camping area for locals. As part of the SCT, it did have a log shelter, but the area is clearly more a part of the regular camping area more so than the trail.
The trail around the lake is perfectly flat and ADA accessible, so after we finished the downhill from Confederation, we flew the last 1-2 k to the site. There we found an empty site with the most beautiful rocky/sandy beach for the day. We settled into the perfect site-shady flat and with private beach access and relaxed the afternoon away.
Campers and boaters from the main campsite filtered I. And our in the afternoon, but we were happy to share, knowing the late afternoon would bring solitude and tranquility back as we stayed the night. We sat out on the rocks overlooking the lake and reflected on our experiences as the sun set behind the mountains.