Hiking the Da-Ku-Be-Te-De Trail at Applegate Lake 3-3-23

Photos by Sunny

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Where are the Snowshoes When You Need Them?

Four hardy hikers braved the elements and hiked the Da-Ku-Be-Te-De Trail around the northwest shore of Applegate Lake. Named for a small band of Native Americans who inhabited the Applegate Valley, the trail is part of the twenty mile loop around the shores of Applegate Lake.

On Friday the trail was still mostly covered with snow - in some places, 4 to 5 inches deep - but the day turned out to be sunny and the views of Cook & Green, Kangaroo Mountain and the Red Buttes were spectacular.  We found a dry place in the sun for lunch and enjoyed the mountain and lake views.  

After lunch we turned around and hiked back to the trailhead.  We then visited La Fiesta in Jacksonville for Margaritas which we believed we had earned from hiking through all that snow!