August 15, 1982
The day began with overcast skies which cleared by late morning.
The trail to Carl Lake climbs 900 feet elevation in five miles with
no steep grades.
There are a number of smaller lakes along the way with glimpses of
Mt. Jefferson through the trees.
The blue huckleberries were ripe and they were quite abundant.
Carl Lake is at 5500 feet elevation and occupies a deep basin with
sandy beaches along the south side and vertical rock walls along the
There were still patches of snow in the shade.
Had the weather been hot it would have been a perfect place to go swimming.
Hikers were Dick and Elaine Barrar, Karen Houglum, Roger Keady, Deanna Millard,
Al & Mike Niems, Clarence & Dorothy Scherer, Ethel Weltman,
Robin Steussy, Lois Schreiner and leader Dave Predeek.