Galeairy Lake – Campsite #9
I hadn’t planned on getting this far into Galeairy Lake when I camped on this site, but all of the other campsites closer to Rock Lake were occupied. I actually only realized after I landed on this campsite that this site was on the island. It was worth the extra paddle; I quite liked this site. It has great western exposure for sunset views off of the nice rocky area full of sparse windswept pines, and then the fire pit area is tucked away just inside the trees. The site had a kitchen table (like a proper table!), maybe not really “backcountry-ish” but it sure was handy. There was also really good seating around the fire pit. Several tent spot options exist. I chose a tent spot high up on the rocky ledge to enjoy the stars out of my tent window. The trail to the thunder box was easily found, with a pleasant view from the throne. It sort of looked like a trail from the south end of the island was marked to the thunder box as well, but I don’t think it is shared with the site down there (or maybe it is; but it seemed like it was much closer to the northern site than the site on the bottom of the island).
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