Trillium Lake, Oregon

Today, Bill and I took a scenic drive to Trillium Lake. We stopped on our way along the side of the road so I could capture this picture of the mighty Mt. Hood. So reminds me of the first time I saw the Grand Tetons.

When we arrived at Trillium Lake, we were greeted and captivated, for the entire afternoon, by the stillness of the water (minus a few tiny ripples when a row-boat, or paddle board, goes by), and the sight of Mt. Hood in the background, casting its mirror image on the lake.

The water of Trillium Lake is crystal clear.

The lake itself is not natural: “The boggy meadows here were submerged by a dam built across Mud Creek in 1960.” But, regardless how the lake was built, it is beautiful, and the perfect place for folks that want to spend time in nature and having fun on the water.

The hike around Trillium Lake is a lovely 2 miles.

Around every curve in the trail is another opportunity to stop…, and take in all this area has to offer, like these pretty purple wild flowers that surround the lake.

I couldn’t resist getting a picture of these three canoes, one red, one silver, and one black, just lined up in a row on the edge of the water. So inviting..

As we made our way around the lake, I just loved how the trees seemed to part, and make space for me to take another picture of the lake and all the beautiful trees that surround it. Bill and I shared a lovely picnic lunch enjoying views just like this.

And how could anyone, with a camera in their hand, resist taking a picture of this adorable little blue canoe, sitting on the edge of the water between the trees, just waiting for someone to get in and take a spin around the lake? I couldn’t!

Another beautiful day exploring the FABULOUS state of Oregon.

Stay Tuned!

 

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 22:51:43

    Fabulous!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed that little area. It’s a favorite for sure! I so want to camp there. Did you go by the little amphitheater? I could just imagine a fire and hanging there with a glass or two…or three…ok…four, ha ha!! Now…on to Mirror Lake! Love you!!! xoxoxo

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  2. Bill
    Aug 09, 2017 @ 23:04:02

    What a beautiful day and the scenery can’t be beat, thanks Sis for the recommendation. I could hardly believe how calm the water was,so inviting to go for a canoe ride.
    Bill

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