The CAI-PNW hike on September 14 to Barclay Lake went well. Even though the Weather Report was not the greatest; we had a fine day with only a few raindrops. Along the 2.2 mile trail we saw beautiful ferns and various mushrooms that had popped up from the forest floor and on aging stumps and logs. The moss on trees was gorged with moisture. Water level in the lake was very low – the lowest many of us have seen. Several families with young children were backpacking in to stay overnight – not afraid of potential rain. Present were Flo and John Burnett, Bev and Ron Riter, Cam Bradley, Nancy Goodisman and Gerlinde Gruber.