Shadow Lake (WA) - April 16, 2017

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Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Apr-16 Shadow Lake revisit. Start of season #3!


Standard Mt. Rainier pic from north end. The day starts out a bit windy


Sitting in the sunshine in the still south end


Wind picking up again as I return to the access channel


Shadow Lake Layout - WDFW access in red. 50 acres, 45 ft. max. depth. El. 539'


Spring Lake (WA) - April 21, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Apr-21 revisit to Spring Lake after 3 hour hike. Congested access. People taking advantage of the sunshine


As I said, congested


Canada goose ignores me


Outlet on the south end


Looking north at the cloudless skies. A bit of wind


Mt. Rainier doesn't get much clearer than this


Spring Lake Layout - WDFW access in red. 68 acres, 32 ft. max. depth. El. 482'


Lake Morton (WA) - May 4, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

May-4 Revisit to Lake Morton. 12:55pm launch


Savoring the serenity from the southern end


Water fowl activity


Looking south towards Mt. Rainier


Such a beautiful day and no one else is here. Return to access 2:01pm


Lake Morton Layout - WDFW access in red. 66 acres, 23 ft. max. depth, El. 526'


Lake Meridian (WA) - May 19. 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

May-19 revisit to Lake Meridian. 1:38pm launch


At the extreme end of the lagoon on the northwest end of the lake


Clear skies over the lake, but Mt. Rainier is clouded in


Higher spring levels allow me to reach the lake outlet


Walkway to park


Return to access 3:09pm


Lake Meridian Layout - WDFW access in red. 150 acres, 90 ft. max. depth El. 376' Ski boats allowed 9am to 6pm


Lake Wilderness (WA) - May 27, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

May-27 Lake Wilderness revisit. 7:53pm launch


Last vestiges of sunset behind lodge


Mt. Rainier P mode - 1/100 sec. ISO-200


Mt. Rainier IS mode - 1/400 sec. ISO-640. 8:41pm


Lake Wilderness Layout - WDFW access in red. 67 acres, 38 ft. max. depth


Lake Desire (WA) - May 29, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

May-29 Lake Desire revisit. 7:27pm launch


View looking south. Pleasant temp and no wind


View from southern outlet looking into the sun! Water has already dropped enough so that I couldn't follow the outlet very far


Lake Desire Layout - WDFW access in red. 72 acres, 21 ft. max. depth El. 491'


Shadow Lake (WA) - June 5, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-5 Shadow Lake revisit. Lots of pollen fuzzies. 7:38pm launch


Several evening fisherman under the shadow of Mt. Rainier


Looking back to private community access


Family gathering on the log


A serene sunset


Shadow Lake Layout - WDFW access in red. 50 acres, 45 ft. max. depth. El. 539'


Lake Morton (WA) - June 7, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-7 Lake Morton revisit before the rains return. 7:48pm launch


Darkening clouds along eastern shore. Rain drops started as I reloaded the kayak!


Lake Morton Layout - WDFW access in red. 66 acres, 23 ft. max. depth, El. 526'


Spring Lake (WA) - June 14, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-14 Spring Lake revisit. 7:53pm launch


Coming out of the south end outlet. A good portion of the lake is lily-padded


Almost ready to bloom


Mt. Rainier is clouded over


Those tubes need a bit more air ...


Spring Lake Layout - WDFW access in red. 68 acres, 32 ft. max. depth. El. 482'


Lake Meridian (WA) - June 19. 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-19 Lake Meridian revisit. Keith is anxious to go, as it is his first outing this season. 6:58pm launch


Spent a few minutes chatting with another kayaker. Claimed the kayak was 'experimental'. Not clear what that meant, but it was nicely finished wood


Impressive evening view of Mt. Rainier


Bill on the water2


Can't get thru the lily pads on the northwest end


Bill stuck in the lilly pads2


In the outlet channel on the southeast end


Bill as far as he can go2


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Lake Meridian Layout - WDFW access in red. 150 acres, 90 ft. max. depth El. 376' Ski boats allowed 9am to 6pm


Lake Killarney and Lake Geneva (WA) - June 22, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-22 revisit to Lake Killarney. First time for Keith. 10:26am launch


Lily bloom


Bill at Killarney practicing lily pad photography2


Family of geese


Main lake from northern end


Bill lost on Killarney2


Paddling thru downed tree


Enjoying the scenery


Return to access 11:40am


Across the road is Lake Geneva. 11:53am launch


Ducks in a row ...


Bill looking for the end of Geneva2


View from outlet in northeast end


Bill returning from end of Geneva2


Was trying to take a picture of a bald eagle flying by. Missed it


Killarney Route2


Geneva Route2


Lake Killarney Layout - WDFW access in red. 31 acres, 15 ft. max. depth El. 372'
Lake Geneva Layout - WDFW access in red. 29 acres, 46 ft. max. depth El. 372'


North Lake (WA) - June 30, 2017

Apr-16 Shadow | Apr-21 Spring | May-4 Morton | May-19 Meridian | May-27 Wilderness | May-29 Desire | Jun-5 Shadow | Jun-7 Morton | Jun-14 Spring | Jun-19 Meridian | Jun-22 Killarney-Geneva | Jun-30 North

Jun-30 North Lake revisit. First time since 2015. 10:54am launch


View from the shaded alcove at the southern tip


Mailbox or bird feeder? Looking north


Large family of geese


Sitting next to a private dock. My guess is the stones were placed for lower water fishing. Lot of party boats on this lake


Inside the marshlands on the southern end. King County alls this a 55 acre lake, while WDFW calls it 40 acres. Wonder if WDFW excludes this portion? If I use Google Earth's 'measure distance' feature I get 48 acres w/o marshland, and 50 acres with. More random numbers!


Return to access 12:01pm. Already quite warm


North Lake Layout - WDFW access in red. 55 acres, 34 ft. max. depth El. 396'


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 2304x1728 SQ1, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Panasonic DMC-TS25 Digital Photography by Keith Felderman (16.1 MP, 4X optical 25-100mm)

Last Update 25-Jul-17