North & South Matthieu Lakes
July 8, 1979
Since the group was large—23 members & six non-members—I split
the group into two sections (fast & slow).
David Predeek volunteered to lead the fast group.
The day was a bit cloudy but cool and lovely.
There were only a few patches of snow on the trail which surprised me as I thought
there would be more.
A few mosquitoes showed up for battle but we came prepared and drove them off with
The majestic Cascade Mountains and lovely, tranquil alpine lakes were always present.
The wild flowers were out and the following were identified: penstemon, mountain heather,
cinquefoil, pussy toes, elephant head, shooting stars, lupine, queen’s cup,
elderberry, bear grass, wild strawberry, marsh marigolds, wild parsley, yellow &
purple wood violets, kinnikinnic.
The following birds were identified by the group: Pine Siskin, blue jay, grey jay,
hummingbird, alpine wren.
Everybody seemed to have a swell time sliding in the snow fields, exploring the lakes,
and enjoying the vistas.
It is certainly enjoyable sharing a wilderness experience with one another.
On the trail were
Carol & Lonnie Bourgerie,
Al, Theresa, Christine and Mark Gamache,
Bee & Bob Meserole,
Clarence & Dorothy Scherer,
Lon & Devon Southard,