Shadow Lake (WA) - March 31, 2021

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Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Mar-31 Shadow Lake revisit. 1:48pm launch. Early start to season #7. Last year was delayed to May due to covid shutdown


Channel to main lake. Not much spring foliage yet


Mt. Rainier view is a good start to the year


Very content geese


Basking in the sun...


Using the EverGivenEveryWhere app the container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal would fit nicely in Shadow Lake 😎


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


Lake Morton (WA) - April 5,2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Apr-5 Lake Morton revisit. 2:46pm launch. Lots of others taking advantage of the afternoon sunshine


View from the south


Mt. Rainier view today is spectacular


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


Lake Desire (WA) - April 13, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Apr-13 Lake Desire revisit. 11:56am launch


Standard Mt. Rainier view


View from southern outlet. Still plugged by beaver dam


View from northern outlet


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


Spring Lake (WA) - April 16, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Apr-16 Spring Lake revisit. 10:53am launch


View from my 'sunscreen alcove'. Normally lily padded in summer


Beaver dam still blocks access to the rest of the outlet


View from the outlet


Submerged dock equals high water?


Clear view of Mt. Rainier today


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - April 21, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Apr-21 Lake Wilderness revisit. 11:31am launch. Lake is posted closed to fishing until 4/24, which is the start of the Fishing Derby


New construction with noisy pile driving


Quite steep for the excavator


The 2yo fell off the SUP and Mom had to do a rescue swim


Basking in the sun enjoying Mt. Rainier


Lake Wilderness Layout - WDFW access in red. 67 acres, 38 ft. max. depth. El. 468'


Lake Meridian (WA) - April 29, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Apr-29 Lake Meridian revisit. 11:04am launch


View from the tip of the NW corner. Usually heavily lily padded


Zooming in on Mt. Rainier


View from the SE outlet


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


Shadow Lake (WA) - May 5, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-5 Shadow Lake revisit. 11:54am launch


There were two turtles on the log, but one ran before I got the pic


Hazy mountain view today


Noisy geese


Return to access channel


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


Lake Morton (WA) - May 10,2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-10 Lake Morton revisit. 12:55pm launch


One home, 7 watercraft. Overkill?


Warm sunny breezy day, but no mountain view. Rough life 😎


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


Lake Desire (WA) - May 13, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-13 Lake Desire revisit. 12:26pm launch


Hazy mountain view today


Sitting in the south outlet when the headwind started


View from the north outlet


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


Spring Lake (WA) - May 16, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-16 Spring Lake revisit. 6:54pm launch


View from south outlet. Lots of kayakers fishing today


Serene evening mountain view


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


Lake Holm (Neilson) (WA) - May 21, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-21 Lake Holm revisit. 7:05pm launch. After a rather cold week it is finally warming up again


Looking back at a cloud shrouded Mt. Rainier


In the boggy shallow lily-padded north end. Got stuck here last August


Enjoying the peace and solitude and trying to ignore the sound of the drag racing going on at Pacific Raceway, about 1.5 miles NW and 100 ft. lower


Lake Holm (Neilson) Layout - WDFW access in red. 19 acres, 31 ft. max. depth, El. 401'


Lake Wilderness (WA) - May 26, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-26 Lake Wilderness revisit. 1:10pm launch


Sitting in the 'pollen end'. Best to keep one's mouth shut


Some construction progress since last month. Looks like the foundation will be above the neighbor's living room


Clear skies above, distant clouds. Weather weenies forecast mostly cloudy


Lake Wilderness Layout - WDFW access in red. 67 acres, 38 ft. max. depth. El. 468'


Lake Meridian (WA) - May 29, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

May-29 Lake Meridian revisit. 7:10pm launch


Evening view from the northern end


Ducks crossing my path as I enter the southern outlet


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


Shadow Lake (WA) - June 9, 2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Jun-9 Shadow Lake revisit. 1:42pm launch. Lots of fuzzy pollen today


No mountain view today, but plesant sun overhead


Looking north and enjoying the solitude


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


Lake Morton (WA) - June 16,2021

Mar-31 Shadow | Apr-5 Morton | Apr-13 Desire | Apr-16 Spring | Apr-21 Wilderness | Apr-29 Meridian | May-5 Shadow | May-10 Morton | May-13 Desire | May-16 Spring | May-21 Holm | May-26 Wilderness | May-29 Meridian | Jun-9 Shadow | Jun-16 Morton

Jun-16 Lake Morton revisit. 1:30pm launch


A gaggle of geese


Only the mountain top visible today


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


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 2304x1728 SQ1, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 16-Jun-21