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When you get to the lake…Look for a gentleman named Sid that may have a temporary shelter setup. He is/was the caretaker for the entire area there and he may be there cleaning up. He will be obvious to recognize by his sharp wit and love of the Lake.
Tell him Johnny “The Tick” sent you.
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If you truly want to get away from it all venture out to Rainbow Lake up in Whatcom County a bit NW of Baker Lake for some Rainbow trout. Lots of bushwhacking and solid navigational skills are required.
There is a group stocking trip on Tuesday, June 23rd up at Serene lake by Index. You are welcome to come as a guest, it is an easy hike and you can see how we put the fish in the lakes, etc and at the same time try some of the setups that you and Brian are discussing.
Just a thought. :camping:
Thomas Lure Specialist
Care of Mr. Curtis
😯 yes the oily road!!
I am sure we all have driven zillions of miles of forest roads I just cannot remember my time being impeded to such a great extent! That’s why I loved the story so much! So visual to imagine their car having issues with the road especially if it was a car like the one that Jaime used to own!!
I hope you enjoyed their report as much as I did!!
See you at the Social!!
……including a flat tire and oiling on the Suitable Rd.” What the hell does that
means unless he had a car like mine that needed oil every 20 miles or so !!
What a wonderful trip report. So many parts to comment about…..the ranger saying how magical the Glacier Peak Wildernous will be, the descriptive manner and prose and passion for the wilderness. They followed tape in the trees to guide them without commenting on the right and wrong of their placement, they built a fire and warmed themselves and I loved how they wandered like kids.
And they ran into Ed Conroy on the way out!! That was so much fun to read!
I printed this out and hopefully can retrace their route and post pictures from their report. Things have changed since then however the mountains stay the same.
Thanks a million for this!! great read for the winter months!!
Can you lend a hand in getting this link to open? Love to read these old reports.
Great news indeed. I was on top of Colonial Peak last week looking out across the Cascades. What a crazy cool area to gaze over!!!
Thanks to all of you who worked very hard on this throughout the years.
We do quite a few “plantings” during the year and if you are interested on coming along e-mail me or Brian and we could have you tag along.
Google the area lakes along the Mad River by Lake Wenatchee.. Easy hike in and fine camping
That is the biggest beast ever!! Leif is the king!! I saw you two on the other side of Mason Lake and just could not land it with my Japanese Shiner! Ha!! :caught:
And Dave W and Mr. Rich O’ thought they might be crowned as repeat winners at the winter social!!
..Heading back up there as I type…..
Your comfort zone is the response that you gave. Don’t apologize.
Interesting topic. I have been saved by them quite a few times under horrendous conditions.
I also have appreciated them in areas where super delicate alpine plants and lichen are located which would otherwise be trampled by the boots of those who follow any path that they choose.
On the other side it is a bit sad when an obvious trail/path to a location is flagged beyond belief.
So that said, if one goes in to Azure Lake please feel free to not follow the mile or so of the occasional flag that someone placed years ago. Rich Brown and I were thankful to stumble into them!