Patjens Lakes Loop
September 16, 1990
Seven eager hikers spent a lovely morning and early afternoon exploring Patjens Lakes Loop.
The loop winds through a young alpine forest past two small lakes.
We observed charred stumps, evidence of a fairly recent forest fire.
Our group paused along the shore of the first lake for a moment’s reflection and at the
second lake for lunch.
We were forced to share our lunch with a flock of grey jays.
We then continued to follow the trail along the shore of Big Lake for about ½ mile.
Part of our group paused to view two-thirds of Mount Washington and to discuss environmental issues.
All in all, it was an easy 5½-mile hike in the pleasant company of Vange Bigham,
Dennis Gould, Quinton Hallet, Lynn Isaacson, Bonnie Manheim,
and Susan Baker and Marcia Danab (leaders).