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Marion Lake Trail, Oregon
We visited marion lake in late summer and found an algal bloom taking over the first 6 feet of the surface of this lake with dime sized globs of green alge. I donned mask and snorkle to find a disappointing amount of trash on the lake bottom, just out of view of a person on shore. Shoes, bottles, cans, and various other trash litter the bottom. Perhaps this trash is from the time when the lake was more accessible, but it screams for the need of a huge clean-up effort as the trash seems to be going no where fast. Says Teresa McKenzie
The bugs are bad. Was there on 7-17th and 18th. The bug are real bad. Eaten alive. Says David Taylor
Marion Lake Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. This backcountry hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 1,041 feet, and that is about average. This walk shouldn't take more than 5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Being 5.8 miles long it's a mid length backcountry trek. There's not much difference in elevation along the backpacking and hiking trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry trek. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.
Total in and out hiking length = 5.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 2.4 miles
Difficulty : Medium
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Total elevation difference: 1041 feet
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