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Lower Welcome Lake

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Lower Welcome Lake before the 2010 View Lake Complex Fire (bobcat)


Lower Welcome Lake, at about eight acres, is much larger than Upper Welcome Lake, but its shores are boggy and the water is more difficult to reach. The Sitka alder thickets around the lake were burned in the 2010 View Lake Fire, but they are growing up again. A venerable grove of Alaska yellow-cedar once graced the shore of this lake, but the fire destroyed most of the trees.

The lake used to be regularly stocked with brook trout. It is unknown whether this practice has continued since the fire.

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