a membership organization that brings together people who enjoy high lake fishing and hiking

Club Meetings

Hi-Laker meetings are open to the public and visitors are warmly welcomed!

The Hi-Lakers meet the third Wednesday of each month from 7 – 9  p.m. We are currently meeting online via Zoom. In person meetings are held at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.

Typically, a short business meeting is followed by a program.

The Hi-Lakers welcome all genders, races and ethnicities. Learn about membership benefits and join here. Questions about the Hi-Lakers or becoming a member? Please contact Kris Harken, chair of  the new member committee, newmembers@hilakers.org

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, June 16th at 7 PM: “Tiger Trout Project at Forest and Lonesome Lakes

Tara Livingood-Schott (WDFW biologist) and Rex Johnson (Hi-Laker and Trail Blazer) are conducting experiments at two Pierce county high lakes using a top-predator fish, the tiger trout, to control unwanted fish. 

Learn all about the Tiger Trout Project, and how Hi-Lakers can support the effort. (Hint: If you haven’t caught a high lake tiger trout before, this is a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss.)

Guests are welcome and may join the Zoom Meeting using this link

See our Facebook page for event info, or learn more about the Hi-Lakers and programs.

President’s Pack

Don Wicklund had some humorous adventures a few seasons ago. Read “Old Goat” here.

Learn more about the damaged dam on Eightmile Lake and plans to replace it here. And check out this 2019 story in The Seattle Times about the Eightmile dam and other crumbling dams in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.