Lake Chelan on Powerline

The 04/29 – sorry, 2018-04-28 – edition of Powerline’s Steven Hayward’s The Week in Pictures included a photo of interest to friends. In 2014 I inquired on Ricochet for advice and encouragement about a place in remote northwestern Washington called Lake Chelan. In-laws had arranged a family reunion there; naturally I wanted to go prepared.

Well, Larry Koler provided the advice and encouragement. Thanks, Larry! We had a good time, although the water was cold and the skies smoky from the wildfires. We got into that boat at the southern end and chugged through mountainous emptiness for an hour to reach the lodges at the northern end.

While relatives were trudging up and up and around mountains for days with heavy backpacks on their backs, I stayed down by the lake, swimming, canoeing, and riding the seaplane.  See this photo from The Week in Pictures? That’s the seaplane deck; that the lovely clear water; those the mountains.

So somebody else has found the place! We’ll just have to deal with that next time.

Thanks, Larry.

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7 thoughts on “Lake Chelan on Powerline”

  1. jzdro, are you saying Larry Koler did something nice? He must be slipping.

    Washington State is beautiful. It has a special shade of green that I have rarely seen anywhere else.

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  2. Naturally he did something nice.

    Green, yes, and it also has lots of brown, dry ground, going all the way down to the lakeshore, littered with flammable stuff.

    But up in the mountains there are glaciers in summertime.

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  3. jzdro:
    Naturally he did something nice.

    Green, yes, and it also has lots of brown, dry ground, going all the way down to the lakeshore, littered with flammable stuff.

    But up in the mountains there are glaciers in summertime.

    It is a special place. Thanks for the photos.

    Are we taking about the same Larry Koler? (You used the word nice.)

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  4. Wow, that’s so sweet that you followed the advice and you were happy with that beautiful lake and area. There were some terribly smokey skies over there for several years.

    My family has a big reunion planned for this summer just north of there in the Winthrop area. Beautiful side of the mountains there and in Lake Chelan – a little drier and sunnier.

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  5. I hope your family has a great time at the reunion!  Keep an eye out for square dances. They had a terrific square dance when I was there – a hundred people and a good band on a big dance floor under the open sky with a big beautiful moonrise over it all.

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