What’s in a Name?

Dinner is Served: Spike Lake sits on the east side of the Zirkel Wilderness between Lost Ranger Peak and Mount Ethel at 10,433 ft. As high alpine lakes go this one sits high, blue, and full of trout. Neighboring lakes such as Rainbow, Roxy Ann, Slide, and Luna may be better known and easier to access which is why Spike Lake is legendary for being so full of trout that backpackers have been known to spend days on its banks eating nothing but scores of fish caught out of its fresh, clean water.