Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mt. Hood at Trillium Lake

We had a nice getaway weekend, camping near Mt. Hood. This is the mountain most easily visible from where we live, but I didn't realize how close it actually is to us. Definitely an easy day trip, although the camping was fun, and the weather was perfect. I also didn't realize how much there is to do up here! We initially planned to hike Mirror Lake, but the ranger advised against it, saying that on summer weekend we'd be hiking with half of Portland. I have to say though, that the other half of Portland might have been here at Trillium Lake. It was an easy two mile hike around the lake, handicap accessible the whole way (although portions do the boardwalk could use a little repair!), and the lake was full of kayakers, rafters, and paddle-boarders. 

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! sure is beautiful! picture puzzle perfect! :)

Gail Dixon said...

I've seen Mt. Hood from a distance, but my daughter has never taken me there. Next visit we'll have to add this to our list. Your shot is breathtaking!

Ida said...

What a beautiful view of the lake and mountain. It's been a long time since I've been near there.

Felicia said...

beautiful image.

barbara judge said...

What a fantastic shot of Mirror Lake. Last time I was up in the Mt Hood area it was not crowded but that was years ago. Someday I will get back to exploring the area but for now I still can enjoy Mt Hood out my windows. -- barbara

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous. I can't wait to be back in the PNW. Less than three weeks to go...