Shadow Lake (WA) - April 7, 2022

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Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Apr-7 Shadow Lake revisit. 12:18pm launch. Start of 8th post-retirement season!


The 'turtle log'


Sneaking up from behind


No mountain view today


Largest home on the lake


Back in the return alley access


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


Lake Desire (WA) - April 17, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Apr-17 Lake Desire revisit. 2:12pm launch. First warmish days since Apr-7. Fleece top still needed. Lots of fishermen, both on the dock and on the lake


No mountain view today


Deep in the south outlet. Higher spring waters help


Still in the south outlet, looking back at the main lake


A solo duck passes by...


View from the north outlet


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


Lake Morton (WA) - April 23, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Apr-23 Lake Morton revisit. 2:32pm launch


Unusually brown, brackish water today. Algae bloom?


View from the quiet south end


Partial mountain view today


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


Spring Lake (WA) - April 29,2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Apr-29 Spring Lake revisit. 1:59pm launch


Old beaver dam still blocks parts of the south outlet


Looking at the main lake from the outlet


High levels equals submerged dock


No mountain view today


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - May 4, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-4 Lake Wilderness revisit. 1:24pm launch


View from the quiet south end


Mt. Rainier is mostly visible


Lots of afternoon traffic at Lake Wilderness Lodge


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


Shadow Lake (WA) - May 13, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-13 Shadow Lake revisit. 1:34pm launch


Not much of a mountain view today


Waiting for these trees to finally fall in the lake


Newly downed tree along the east side


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - May 17, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-17 Lake Meridian revisit. 3:11pm launch


Colorful foliage


View from the extreme northwest tip


No mountain view today, but no other boats on the lake!


View from the southern outlet


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


Lake Desire (WA) - May 20, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-20 Lake Desire revisit. 6:35pm launch


No mountain view today


View from the south outlet, staring into the sun...


Mama goose and the kiddies swim by


Looking at the dock as the sun sets behind the trees


Skies cleared as I was leaving. If you squint hard you can see Mt. Rainier between the trees


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


Lake Holm (Neilson) (WA) - May 25, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-25 Lake Holm revisit. 12:53pm launch


View from a quiet private inlet on the northern tip


Looking southeast over the main lake


Partial mountain view on the second lap. Some construction happening on the access road


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


Lake Morton (WA) - May 31, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

May-31 Lake Morton revisit. 2:31pm launch


View from the south end


Only a partial mountain view today even though clear skies overhead


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


Spring Lake (WA) - June 7,2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jun-7 Spring Lake revisit. 11:29am launch


In my 'sunscreen alcove'. Starting to get lily padded


Still can't get to end of outlet due to beaver dam remains


Went thru a slolom course to get into the outlet


Spectacular mountain view today


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - June 11, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jun-11 Lake Wilderness revisit. 2:23pm launch


Looking back into the quiet end


Maple Valley Days in the park. $10 parking fee and the lot was full!


Park #2. The first one looked kinda fuzzy in the viewfinder. Lots of kids screaming on the rides


No mountain view today


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - June 21, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jun-21 Lake Meridian revisit. 1:18pm launch


'Turtle logs' in the NW corner. Note the rare albino turtle


View from the NW corner. Fought headwinds the whole way here


On the return trip. Sunny and 70F!. Perfect weather


Approaching the SE outlet


Standard shot from the 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 24, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jun-34 Shadow Lake revisit. 10:28am launch. Sun glare off the ramp always makes this a difficult picture


Unobstructed mountain view today


Sitting in a shady alcove along the east side


Back to the access channel


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


Lake Desire (WA) - June 30, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jun-30 Lake Desire revisit. 12:04pm launch


No mountain view today


Too many lily pads to slog thru in the south outlet


Return to access area


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


Lake Morton (WA) - July 5, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-5 Lake Morton revisit. 11:58am launch. Note the fireworks debris along the launch area


One of numerous fireworks stations as I did my lap


Local frollicking in the quiet south end


Not much of a mountain view today


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


Spring Lake (WA) - July 8,2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-8 Spring Lake revisit. 2:34pm launch


View from 'sunscreen alcove'


Blooming lily closeup


South outlet too clogged to get into


'Heavily used' dock


Long walk from the house, lots of grass to mow


No mountain view today


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


Lake Number Twelve (WA) - July 11, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-11 Lake Number Twelve revisit. 10:09am launch


View from boggy east end


Pink lily #1


Pink lily #2


View from west end. More homes and barking dogs


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - July 15, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-15 Lake Wilderness revisit. 10:36am launch


Along the 'wilderness' side


Full mountain view today


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


North Lake (WA) - July 19, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-19 North Lake revisit. Quite high for summer. 9:41am launch


View from south end alcove


Shady alcove with stepping stones. Looking towards north end bog area


Had to slog my way thru the reeds to get into the bog area


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - July 25, 2022

Apr-7 Shadow | Apr-17 Desire | Apr-23 Morton | Apr-29 Spring | May-4 Wilderness | May-13 Shadow | May-17 Meridian | May-20 Desire | May-25 Holm | May-31 Morton | Jun-7 Spring | Jun-11 Wilderness | Jun-21 Meridian | Jun-24 Shadow | Jun-30 Desire | Jul-5 Morton | Jul-8 Spring | Jul-11 Twelve | Jul-15 Wilderness | Jul-19 North | Jul-25 Meridian

Jul-25 Lake Meridian revisit. 8:46am launch. Trying to beat the heat!


View halfway down. Already hazy from the heat


View from NW end


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


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

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