Author: DavidBerger

Comment on Eightmile Lake Dam in the ALW by Feb. 1, 2021

Eightmile Lake is one of four lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area managed to provide water storage. The 90-year-old dam on Eightmile Lake has been damaged by been flooding and was further damaged by the Jack Creek Fire in 2017.  Emergency repairs were made to the dam in 2018. Washington Department of Ecology is […]

Ben Eacker: Getting Home The Hard Way

This month from the archives we pay tribute to a Hi-Laker whose love of the mountains surpassed his life on this planet. Ben Eacker (1976-2018) was a talented angler with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Follow along in this true story of survival and will power. Thank you, Ben, for this important reminder to prepare for the […]

5 Tips to Improve Your High Lake Surveys

A key mission of the Hi-Lakers is to provide lake survey reports for better high lakes fishery management. Surveys are generally submitted online. Some of the most valuable data for biologists and fishery managers may not be obvious. The following components deserve special attention and should be included whenever possible. Access changes – Report any changes to […]

Old Goat

[Note: HL communications officer Tony Curless is mining past HL publications for hidden gems, and here is one such from member Don Wicklund, originally published in 2004.] 2004 Introduction:  As I write this story some nine summers after the trip took place, I find I did some things then that I wouldn’t do now. However, […]

Hi-Laker Fishing Techniques

by Randy Clark Tony Curless is mining the Hi-Laker archives for treasure and here’s a satirical piece by Hi-Laker Randy Clark, originally published in 1994 in the very first issue of the club newsletter, “The Alpine Angler.” Generally speaking, most folks in the Hi-Lakers probably asked themselves when they joined, “What will this club do […]

Build A Lightweight Raft

Membership in the HiLakers brings many benefits, and one of them is the opportunity to make your own one-person pack raft. This fabulous ultra lightweight raft enables you to fish the whole lake, and opens up adventuresome opportunities. Experience the lakes in a whole new way. The class costs $250, and includes all materials and […]

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