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Sihlsee

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Distance
11.23 nm
Elevation gain
3 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
3 ft
Max elevation
2,940 ft
TrailRank 
28
Min elevation
2,867 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
4 hours 44 minutes
Coordinates
1930
Uploaded
August 25, 2019
Recorded
August 2019
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near Euthal, Kanton Schwyz (Switzerland)

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Itinerary description

Sihlsee is an artificial lake popular mostly with wind surfers and kite surfers. The surrounding mountains seem to perform some sort of wind (and wave) amplification, so even when at the northers edge there is almost no wind, there are good sailing conditions in the southern part of the lake. This makes cayaking on this lake a little tricky, especially on the (more attractive) southern part. One needs to pick days with almost zero wind predicted to be able to comfortably paddle this part.
The western shore generally is more beautiful, with more nature and less infrastructure. On the southern shore it's also possible to explore a sort-of river delta and enter the Sihl river.

Anyone who has ventured further upwards the Sihl from the lake please leave a comment. I'd be curious to learn how far it's possible to paddle from the lake. Close to the lake, the river current is very low in the summer, though that is likely to change further upwards.

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PictographMooring point Altitude 2,890 ft
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Southward view

Southward view

PictographPanorama Altitude 2,890 ft
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Southern shore

Southern shore

PictographRiver Altitude 2,900 ft
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River

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