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 Anson Evans, chair of  the new member committee, newmembers@hilakers.org

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, May 17th at 7 PM: “Fishing the Big Boulder Lakes (Idaho).”

Hi-Lakers president Jon Jones will share photos and anecdotes from Idaho’s Big Boulder Lakes basin in the Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds Wilderness in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Jon and his three brothers visited approximately 20 lakes clustered between 8,800 to over 10,000 feet elevation. The crew was rewarded with an abundance of eager and large westslope cutthroat. 

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

See our Facebook page for event info, or to 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.