Our August meeting will be held at Woods Lake. We can each pack a picnic lunch and beverage along with a comfy lawn chair to sit near the lake. There are large picnic tables but they are not grouped together; we’ll gather around one of the tables with our lawn chairs for the meeting portion. The parking area is very close to the lake and it is level ground to the lake, picnic area and bathroom.
There should still be wildflowers in abundance since they have a very late spring at 8200 feet elevation. I’ve been there towards the end of August and the wildflowers were beautiful. The area is stunning, so bring your camera. If you are able, you can hike around the lake as well.
We can plan to carpool from the CVS parking lot at 9:30 a.m.. It takes one hour to arrive at Woods Lake.
Directions are: From Sly Park Rd., turn onto Mormon Immigrant Trial and continue 25 miles to the juntion of Highway 88. Turn left and continue a few miles to Silver Lake. Continue on Hwy. 88 for about 7 more miles and you will see Caples Lakes. About 2 miles past Caples Lake you will see a forestry sign that says Woods Lake on the right. Turn right into Woods Lake and follow signs to Lake parking. There is a $5 fee per car that is deposited in a receptacle so make sure you have the right amount.