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, April 21st at 7 PM: Long Live the Kings: From Science to Action, Advancing Salmon Recovery in the Northwest

Guest speaker is Jacques White, executive director of Long Live the Kings, a 33-year-old organization focused on wild salmon and steelhead recovery and sustainable fishing in the PNW. 

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.