Shadow Lake (WA) - August 2, 2022

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Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-2 Shadow Lake revisit. 12:22pm launch


Accessway looking towards main lake


Clear skies but some heat haze


Waterfowl taking a lap


View from a shady alcove. Water break


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


Lake Desire (WA) - August 5, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-5 Lake Desire revisit. 11:47am launch


Mountain view a bit hazy today


View from southern outlet. Had to slog my way thru the lily pads


View from northern end. More paddlers on the lake


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


Lake Morton (WA) - August 9, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-9 Lake Morton revisit. 3:05pm launch


Standard view from the quiet south end


Kids with lots of energy


Hazy mountain view today


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


Spring Lake (WA) - August 12,2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-12 Spring Lake revisit. 9:59am launch


South outlet still too blocked


Had to slog thru a fair distance just to get the previous picture!


Mountain hidden today


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


Lake Killarney and Lake Geneva (WA) - August 15, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-15 Lake Killarney revisit. 10:25am launch


View from skinny north end


View from outlet on south end


One of the few small lakes with islands!


Aug-15 Lake Geneva revisit. 12:03pm launch


View from mucky outlet on the north end


Big lakefront homes!


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'


Lake Wilderness (WA) - August 22, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-22 Lake Wilderness revisit. 9:50am launch


Clear skies and glass smooth water looking north


Mountain view looking south


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


Lake Holm (Neilson) (WA) - August 26, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-26 Lake Holm revisit. 1:28pm launch


Pink lillies


Private alcove on the NW end


Lots of inflatable water toys


No mountain view today


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - August 29, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Aug-29 Lake Meridian revisit. 11:17am launch


Geese on parade


Hazy mountain view from the NW corner


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


Shadow Lake (WA) - September 2, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-2 Shadow Lake revisit. 10:56am launch


Today's 'wildlife' shot


Clear skies but no mountain view today. All heat haze


Returning on the cooler, shadier east side


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


Lake Desire (WA) - September 6, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-6 Lake Desire revisit. 10:09am launch


Hazy distant mountain view today


Too many lily pads in the south outlet to slog thru


View from north end. Lily pads are already dying off due to lack of rain this summer


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


Lake Morton (WA) - September 9, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-9 Lake Morton revisit. 10:26am launch


Water break view from south end


No mountain view today. Too hazy


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


Spring Lake (WA) - September 15,2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-15 Spring Lake revisit. 1:55pm launch


Paddling thru the lily pad openings


Clouds haven't cleared enough yet for a mountain view


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


Lake Fenwick (WA) - September 19, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-19 Lake Fenwick revisit. 11:08am launch


View from the south end


Padding under the trees along the east side


Geese posers


View from the north end


Couldn't go any further into the outlet


Took a post lap hiking loop


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - September 23, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-23 Lake Wilderness revisit. 3:25pm launch


In the quiet south end. Water is a lot greener than it was last month


Hazy mountain view. Hadn't had enough recent rain to clear the skies


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


Lake Meridian (WA) - September 27, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Sep-27 Lake Meridian revisit. 11:22am launch


Another hazy day. No mountain view


Looking at the park from the southwest side


As expected, too shallow to get into 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) - October 3, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Oct-3 Shadow Lake revisit. 10:19am launch


Hazy mountain view today. AQI 66 (Moderate = 50-100)


Very quiet and tranquil. No one else on the lake


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


Lake Desire (WA) - October 6, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Oct-6 Lake Desire revisit. 11:56am launch


No mountain view due to smoky haze. Went from AQI 75 at 12pm to 105 at 1pm (Moderate to Unhealthy)


View from south end


View from the north end


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


Lake Morton (WA) - October 10, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Oct-10 Lake Morton revisit. 11:31am launch. Another paddler taking off in a limp Sevylor with a canoe paddle, and weight all in the back. She's going to go in circles!


View from south end


If you squint real hard you can almost see the mountain thru the haze. AQI 79 (Moderate =50-100)


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


Spring Lake (WA) - October 14,2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Oct-14 Spring Lake revisit. 1:03pm launch. Much hazier here than it was at home (~ 6 miles)


Slogging thru the lily pads along the SW side


View from south end


All the geese seem to gather in the shade


Zero mountain view due to smoky haze. Decided to wear a mask today due to air quality


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


Lake Wilderness (WA) - October 17, 2022

Aug-2 Shadow | Aug-5 Desire | Aug-9 Morton | Aug-12 Spring | Aug-15 Killarney-Geneva | Aug-22 Wilderness | Aug-26 Holm | Aug-29 Meridian | Sep-2 Shadow | Sep-6 Desire | Sep-9 Morton | Sep-15 Spring | Sep-19 Fenwick | Sep-23 Wilderness | Sep-27 Meridian | Oct-3 Shadow | Oct-6 Desire | Oct-10 Morton | Oct-14 Spring | Oct-17 Wilderness

Oct-17 Lake Wilderness revisit. 1:41pm launch


Looking north


Still too much haze for the mountain view


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


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

Last Update 17-Oct-22