Some Clark Lake residents woke up Saturday morning to whooshing noise. Turns out it was a hot air balloon that did a survey of the west end of the lake. First, the ballon touched the water near the head-of-the-lake, then rose again, heading southeast. With little wind, it took a while for the balloon to travel across the lake to the southeast shore. Once it arrived on the southeast shore over Pierce Bay, it rose above the trees just like in the 5th Dimension song “Up Up and Away.”
The surprise visit gave iPhone cameras a workout–and provided a good topic for Clark Lakers over their morning coffee.