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Good to know, thanks Jim
Thanks Jim. Have you ever done Nordrum?
Hey Brian, I sent you an email, but from a different email address than the one I used previously. Please let me know if you didn’t get it 🙂
Yes, Con’s daughters were Carole and Judy. The lakes were named sometime during WWII…my co-worker, Gerald, was born in ’47 and he said that they were named before he came along. If you look on a detailed map, just south of the middle lake (Judy I think) there are a couple of little potholes. Gerald said that when he was a kid his dad let him name it, “Jerry’s Pothole”
Good to know about the trailhead! I will definitely be going up there once they get the road fixed. What can you tell me about the trail up there?
Awesome, thanks guys! A guy at work also busted out with some google satellite maps last night and I was able to get a better idea of the breadth of the whole range. And his dad was an early Trailblazer (Con Mattson). He showed me a lot of lakes, including two that he named after his sisters, Carole and Judy. They are west of Nordrum. Speaking of which…I was looking for Nordrum on the WTA.org site and found a couple of reports, but couldn’t find driving directions. I got the feeling like it was up the same road to lake Snoqualmie that is under construction. Have you ever been up there Brian?
Thanks Brian, good stuff there. I appreciate it.
Last night I realized that what I need is a good comprehensive map of the area. Is there a good map book that shows the whole region? When I look up different hikes I am getting bits and pieces but I am not seeing the big picture.
Good info Brian! Thanks, and I will let you know how it goes 🙂
Cool, thanks! I will check it out
Good to know I was on the right road! It has been a long time since I was up there 🙂
Very cool Brian, I will shoot you an email this week and we can touch base:)
And yes, Gerald is a great guy. He is very smart, extremely knowledgeable and, maybe most importantly, he loves to share his knowledge and listen to what others have to share.
Hi guys. I see that this is an old thread, I am hoping it might come back to life.
I came to a Trailblazers meeting in November, and have intended to come back and get involved, but my wife has brain cancer and another tumor has presented itself. This one is inoperable. She is hanging tough, and we are hopeful that chemo will stun it into silence. Unfortunately, her chemo weeks have coincided with the first of the month, and I pretty much just need to take care of her during the evening, as it is a nightly regimen of dinner – medications – chemo – going to bed. It really knocks it out of her. If anyone could keep me in the loop until I can get back to meetings that would be great. The chemo is tentatively scheduled to end in June.
On another note, I have kind of a neat small world story. I was talking to a co-worker the other day about going hiking and getting into fishing, and that I wanted to stock some lakes along the way, and it turns out that his dad was an early Trailblazer. His name was Con Mattson and he joined in 1939, and named a couple of lakes after his daughters, Judy and Carole. Gerald (known back then as Jerry) is pictured in the old black and white photo shown on the history page on this website. He was about 12 in that photo. Learning this has made me want to join up even more!