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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Moonlit Fog on Trillium Lake

On Tuesday last week, my family was enjoy the first night of a quiet camping trip at Trillium Lake. The lake is usually way too packed with throngs of tourists and other campers for our taste, but after kids go back to school, a mid-week camping trip is much more enjoyable. We were one of only a handful of campers. There were almost no boats on the water, and even the normally crowded dam had not even one person fishing from its banks. 

That night around midnight the moon rose up over the lake and lit up the fog that hovered over the waters. It was one of the prettiest things I have even been lucky enough to sit and enjoy. The definition of peaceful.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beaver Falls

I posted about visiting Upper Beaver Falls last week. This is Beaver Falls, a larger drop that is about 2 miles downriver. We accessed this waterfall from the top, which had a short, yet kind of challenging walk in. We had to navigate across the creek at the top of the falls, and then scramble down a steep canyon edge to get to the bottom. A feat made a bit more difficult by my having to carry my 3 year old. But it was worth it. The falls were gorgeous. The amphitheater of cut rock columns was amazing. The pool of water than the waterfall drops into is deep and clear. There were three other small groups of people enjoying their Sunday afternoon when we visited, and one of the people told us that it gets pretty crowded through the summer. I can see why!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Likeness In The Waters of Trillium Lake

Many, many photos of the reflection of Mt. Hood on the mirror-like waters of Trillium Lake have been taken. It is hard to get a unique perspective. I used the framing of nearby evergreen trees to bring a little something different to the otherwise rather drab, white-skied day that we woke up to on Thursday morning after a few days of camping.

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