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.
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 wilderness preservation.
Additional Reference Guides :
To view selections from the collection in digital format, you can view the finding aid on the University of Washington websiteProcessing Note :
Processed by Deborah Gallaher and Shannon Lynch, 2003.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The Nordrum Lake Cabin was dedicated to Bill Simon, a club member killed in action in WWII.
The Necklace Valley Cabin was dedicated to Jack Streeter, a friend of the club killed in action in WWII.