They are at Lost Lake. Probably drove as far as they could then hiked into the lake. Must have been a fairly warm day as they women are dressed lightly.
Charlott on 18th June 2012 @ 7:05am
A warm spring day. There is a lake nearby.
I am guessing you locals will figure out where this Summit is.
Could it be on the Cascade Crest Trail?
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 7:12am
Ooops. The local was answering while I was typing.
Charlott....it looks like a warm late May or June day, when we go over to Goose Lake in Gifford Pinchot to fish.
The road is finally open, and this is what it looks like walking around the lake.
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 7:17am
Where is this "summit" at Lost Lake?
Arthur on 18th June 2012 @ 8:05am
I wondered if the photo could have a connection to Alva Day's fish planting days in photo #212?
Walthum Lake is mentioned as "at the top of the divide". Government trails are also described in the article, as is Lost Lake.
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 8:22am
I wonder if the cedar tree with the sign on it had it's bark "peeled" by tribal members for making baskets?
Ranger on 18th June 2012 @ 8:53am
FWIW, the Lost Lake Road peaks at about 3300 ft, about 1/2 mile east of Lost Lake, before dropping down to the lake. The snow pack in the photo would be typical for that location in April or May, depending on the winter snowfall and spring weather (or many Cascade locations for that matter at that elevation).
Tom on 18th June 2012 @ 11:23am
Lost Lake Lodge lists it's elevation as 3100' so that fits with the 3300' high point on the road before descending into the basin.
nels on 18th June 2012 @ 11:31am
I agree that the elevation is relevant to the Lost Lake area.
Reading the history of the old Oregon Skyline Trail, which later became part of the Pacific Crest Trail, one has to assume this actual spot, if it is indeed the Lost Lake area, is no longer a part of the trail.
It sounds like the trail has been moved numerous times in this area. Interesting history.
Arthur....I am making a guess that this is Alva Day himself, (big nose) and his wife and daughter-in law. It could be one of his two daughters.
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 12:29pm
Charlott....there is a Jones Creek in the Lost Lake area. Is that named after your husband's family?
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 12:31pm
l.e., I don't think that is Alva Day. #216 is a good portrait of him. I am not sure who the other two people are, but they appear in many of his photos so they are likely family or close friends. Do you have birth dates for his children from census records? His photos are strangely missing traditional family pictures, like birthday parties.
Arthur on 18th June 2012 @ 3:07pm
Funny, I came across this today while working on Yesteryears. It was in the June 23, 1922 paper:
"On Sunday a party comprising C.P. Sonnichsen, O.C. Hughes, W.R. Winans and Glenn Hughes went in to Lost Lake. They traveled by auto to within two and a half miles of the shore line and hiked over the snow on foot. The snow was soft in places, but the journey was easily made. The air in the forest was very warm, and the rhododendrons in bloom made the snow seem out of place. On reaching the Lake, the party found that not only is all the ice gone, but when they arrived at the Ranger’s cabin, they decided to go in for a swim and found that the water, while chilly, was a pleasant contrast to the warm air.
On the way in W.R. Winans asked members of the party to observe the old blazes made by him many years ago, to prove that the forest engineer had generally followed the line he had in mind two decades ago when they routed the new Lost Lake road."
Esther Smith on 18th June 2012 @ 3:15pm
That is one large "blaze" if that is what it is. I wouldn't want to do too many of these as it looks like a lot of work.
Arlen Sheldrake on 18th June 2012 @ 4:48pm
In the 1930 census Alva Day lives on June St. 41 yrs old married 20 years. Engineer in the electrical industry. Wife: It looks like Io and in some genealogy she is listed as Io instead of Lo. age 41 years. Son: Carroll S. age 19 Hardware salesman. Daughter Helen L. age 17 and daughter Emma L. age 8. Also living in the home was father-in-law William Stewart age 77.
In both the 1910 and 1920 census, they live on June St. His WWI draft registration card is Ketchikan, AK.
Carrol Day born July 2, 1910. Married Helen La Costa Colby in 1931. Helen, married William Kusters and Emma married Kirigen.
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 6:29pm
Arlen, perhaps the summit was a big deal so you marked it with a big blaze.
I notice that the base of the tree is sawed off.
l.e. on 18th June 2012 @ 9:58pm