Founded in 1933, the Trail Blazers is a volunteer
organization that stocks and monitors trout in many of the alpine lakes in
Washington State's wilderness areas. The club's aim is to preserve the lakes
and their rich resources as alpine fishing areas, and the Trail Blazers have
devoted numerous volunteer hours to restocking lakes in conjunction with the
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In 1952, Outdoor Life
magazine presented the club with the Conservation Award for their work and
commitment to the maintenance of trails, alpine lake restocking, and general
The collection contains 21 photographs which document activities and
members of the Trail Blazers club. Photographs were made by Bob and Ira Spring
and group member Clayton Kilbourn.