Lake Sawyer (WA) - July 25, 2017

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Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Jul-25 revisit to Lake Sawyer with Keith and Debbie. 10:25am launch


1 Put In2


Couldn't see the viewfinder taking this picture into the sun


After rotating 4 deg. Debbie's FB posting looked better3


2 Island Exploration2


Verification photo3


In the slime in the SE corner outlet


Long channel. This end of the lake is surrounded by Lake Sawyer Regional Park


Debbie and Keith declined to fully descend into the slime


3 Bill prepares to ram my boat2


Bird watching on the way back. Looks like a Northern Flicker


I could at least see the viewfinder on the return picture of Mt. Rainier. After 1:45 of paddling in the heat I was glad to get back to the access


Lake Sawyer Layout. $5.00 parking fee at park. 279 acres, 58 ft. max. depth Ski boats allowed 2pm-7pm M-F; 11am-3pm Sat-Sun


Lake Fenwick (WA) - August 15, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Aug-15 revisit to Lake Fenwick. 10:38am launch


View from south end


View from north end


Steps at city park


Went under the bridge and into 'back bay'


Have to duck on the way out


Back to access 11:36am. Went for short hike afterwards, but did not take any more pictures


Lake Fenwick Layout - WDFW access in red. 22 acres, 31 ft. max. El. 119'


Lake Wilderness (WA) - August 17, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Aug-17 Lake Wilderness revisit. 7:20pm launch


Same 2 dogs that bark at me every time I pass by


Mt. Rainier just before sunset. Skies are a lot clearer now that the smokey haze from the BC wildfires has pretty much dissipated


Evening live music by the Restless Vocal Band at Lake Wilderness Park


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


Shadow Lake (WA) - August 21, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Aug-21 revisit to Shadow Lake. 9:46am launch timed to view solar eclipse


Eclipse Map detail at Shadow Lake


9:58am Mt Rainer view. Partial eclipse began 50 minutes ago. Looks the same to me


10:21am. Maximum eclipse. Taken holding camera over head. Supposed to be 93% obscuration. Doesn't seem much darker. A little more 'purple-ish'. Photo above is untouched. Tried various combos of gamma shift (brightness /contrast) but was unable to detect the crescent effect


11:24am Mt Rainier after end of eclipse. A bit brighter perhaps. Great day to kayak. Not real impressive eclipse


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


Lake Morton (WA) - August 24, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Aug-24 Lake Morton revisit. 6:52pm launch


View from the south end


Chatting with a local fishing from the dock. Just sold his tiny house on the lake for $585K. Crazy


Sun dips behind the trees


Doing my Trump imitation - staring into the sun


Mt. Rainier view just before sunset


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


Lake Desire (WA) - August 29, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Aug-29 Lake Desire revisit. 7:06pm launch


Looking south into the haze from fires in central Washington and Oregon. Weather weenies say a westerly wind tomorrow will clear the skies


Looking out from the southern outlet into the sunset haze


The swimmers barge is returning to it's dock. Quite the 'castle' behind


Returning to access 20 minutes after sunset. The locals are getting ready to lock the gate! The 1/8 sec., ISO 1600 exposure made it still look like daylight


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


Spring Lake (WA) - September `, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Sep-1 Spring Lake revisit. 11:19am launch after 2 hr. hike


Thinking it's probably pretty shallow here


Looking back at my trail thru the lily pads


A flock of geeese taking in the Mt. Rainier view


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - September. 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Sep-12 Lake Meridian revisit. 6:05 pm launch


Looking south. Clouds are moving in as predicted, but it sure is nice to have blue skies again after a few weeks of the smokey orange haze


Kent Dragon Boat Association


Almost sunset


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


Lake Number Twelve (WA) - September 22, 2017

Jul-25 Sawyer | Aug-15 Fenwick | Aug-17 Wilderness | Aug-21 Shadow | Aug-24 Morton | Aug-29 Desire | Sep-1 Spring | Sep-12 Meridian | Sep-22 Twelve

Sep-22 revisit to Lake Number Twelve after hiking in Black Diamond Open Spaces. 2:17pm launch


View from the lily padded east end


View from the more open west end


Don't think any progress has been made since last year


Noisy guard dog


Still the mystery buoy in the middle. Quite the 'castle' behind


Back to access


Lake Number 12 Layout - WDFW access in red. 41 acres, 28 ft. max. depth El. 721'


    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)
  3. Smartphone Photos by Debbie Felderman

Last Update 22-Sep-17