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

7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 20th via Zoom: King County Search & Rescue.

Erik Swanson of KCSAR will take us inside the organization and operations. We’ll learn about the specialty units, typical mission profile, and how Covid-19 has impacted operations. Also, what to do if you find yourself in trouble in the mountains. 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. Comment period ends Feb. 1, 2021.

And check out this 2019 story in The Seattle Times about the Eightmile dam and other crumbling dams in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.