This may be the same burn we saw a while back in this photo, though that was in the 1950s and there is some evidence this is in the 1920s or 1930s. Can you identify the location of this mountain lake? Extra credit for a modern picture.
My guess is it is Dollar Lake.
charlott on 10th June 2013 @ 7:02am
Looks, like a silver dollar doesn't it?
It always amazed me that the old timers could name a landmark for its appearance, when they couldn't see it from the air and it was surrounded by trees.
It looks like some of the lakes in the Mt St Helens area after the blast, except all of the trees would be laying in one direction on the ground.
l.e. on 10th June 2013 @ 8:02am
That's an easy one, it's Warren Lake. I believe that's the Columbia Gorge down below the lake. From Warren Lake you can't see Mt. Hood though.
Dan on 10th June 2013 @ 8:23am
Looks like the fire mosaicked (is that a word?). There are quite a few unburned trees in the foreground among the burned timber.
db on 10th June 2013 @ 8:28am
Ahhhh...is that Wind Mtn. down below.
There are tons of links for Warren Lake but I thought this one was pretty good because you can put your cursor on the map camera and get a photo.
Maybe the guess was easy Dan, but it says the hike is difficult.
l.e. on 10th June 2013 @ 8:53am
I've hiked up from the Columbia and it's a pretty difficult and steep hike if that's the hike they are referring to. From the old parking area above the lake it's a pretty easy hike down to the lake.
Dan on 10th June 2013 @ 9:04am
Agree it's Warren Lake.
Ranger on 10th June 2013 @ 9:52am
Tom Kloster has an article stating that Warren Creek is named after Warren "Barney" Cooper, but he doesn't say anything about Warren Lake.
l.e. on 10th June 2013 @ 10:23am
There were several forest fires near there (I know Rainy Lake suffered) in August 1919. The fire lookout on Mount Defiance was constructed in 1923. This doesn't prove anything, but I can't find any better information.
The best I could do for a picture is a Google Earth:
Chase on 10th June 2013 @ 10:26am
Here is a better URL:
Chase on 10th June 2013 @ 12:07pm
Looks a lot like Black Lake to me, it's close to Rainy Lake.
H Reynolds on 22nd July 2013 @ 5:13am
Terrific photo! I agree that it's Warren Lake, as well -- it would have been a short scramble from the road to the Mt. Defiance Lookout to this overlook above the lake. According to Oregon Geographic Names, both the lake and creek were named for Warren "Barney" Cooper, which makes sense (as the creek flows from the lake). Another nice Alva Day shot!
Tom Kloster on 3rd August 2013 @ 9:53pm