Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hideaway Lake

Hideaway Lake, Oregon

I discovered a new gem this weekend! I love finding places that not many people take the time to explore, and this was one.

We took a long day trip out to Hideaway and Shellrock Lakes on Sunday. We parked our car at the campground at Hideaway, then hiked the mile trail that connects the two lakes. Before setting out on our walk, we sat on the edge of Hideaway Lake, sipped an IPA, and took in this amazing peacefulness. There was only one small group camping on the other side of the primitive campground, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. I will for sure be spending an overnight or two here in the future.

I will post about the destination of our hike, Shellrock Lake, sometime next week and let you know if it was worth the trip.

Shared On: Favorite Things; Little Things; SkywatchFriendship Friday; Friday Photo Journal; Scenic Weekends

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Eagle Creek in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

Most people that are from or visit this area with goals of spending time outdoors are very familiar with the Eagle Creek area in the Columbia River Gorge. However, only 45 minutes or so from that site is another Eagle Creek wilderness area. This one is over in the community which also calls itself Eagle Creek, nestled between the towns of Sandy and Estacada. Through much less visited forest meanders this fairly lazy and quiet creek which also bears the name of the area.

Shared On: Our World; Sweet Shot Tuesday; Nature NotesTuesday AfternoonOutdoor Wednesday; Wordless WednesdayImage-in-ing (WW); Create With Joy (WW); Glimmer of Hope; Wednesdays Around The WorldWater World Weds; Wednesday Waters

Monday, September 14, 2015

Vine Maples With Their Autumn Leaves

The forests that surround Mt. Hood are full of vine maples, which are quickly turning their leaf colors. They are often the first to change, and this past weekend on a hike, the hillsides were covered in exposed bushes that were all red, orange and yellow.

Shared On:  Inspire Me Monday; Good. Random. Fun.; Monday Mellow Yellows; Life Thru the Lens; Ruby Tuesday Too