Erma Bell Lakes
June 13, 2010
The Middlefork Ranger Station could guarantee no snow on the Skookum Creek Road to the trailhead, but was not sure about the trail. I’m glad to report there was none! But we did step over a few small trees blown down during winter.
Seven members and three non-members enjoyed a pristine sunny day, listening to bird calls and the breeze in the trees, lazing on the banks of the lower and middle lakes, and watching eagles soar overhead. Even saw hummingbirds, fish jumping and three young fishermen in inflatable rafts.
One visiting hiker and prospective member is a young Peruvian who leads ten commercial trips a year to Machu Picchu.
Hikers were members Carol Anderson, Clara Emlen, Joella Ewing (leader), John Moser, Tom Musselwhite, Suzanne Steussy and Michelle Tambellini; and nonmembers Graciea Alca, Marissa Athens and Noy Rathakette.