Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Hiking at Lost Lake

This weekend, the Goings clan and a few friends decided to take a day trip out to Lost Lake, a small lake near the base of Mt. Hood. This scenic lake has a trail that goes all the way around, about 3 1/2 miles, which we hiked and had great fun.

My DH was taking pictures all day long. We had a YUMMY lunch of hoagies (with avocado MMM...) before heading out. The lake has these cool little secluded nooks with picnic tables near the edge of the lake. It was so peaceful.

And the view! Here are a couple of shots DH got of the mysterious Mt. Hood. Note the peak "peeking" through the clouds. Awesome.

Seeing that in person was much more dramatic, as the mountain is RIGHT THERE! And we think the pictures are better *because* of the clouds. Gives it more ooomff.

Even our dog Abe had a good time! He was whining so badly to go for a swim (he's a chocolate lab who LOVES the water), so we took a short break from hiking to throw a few sticks into the lake for him to chase. He was in doggie heaven.

Near the docks, where you could launch your canoe, kayak, or fishing boat (no motorboats allowed), there was a cool wooden bench fashioned into a lincoln-log-esque car. We decided to all get on and have a group family photo.

Simone, Levi, Miriam, Hannah, Becka, & Jim. One big happy family!

Lost Lake is a little over 100 miles from our home, but it was so worth the drive. There are camping grounds, and you can even rent a cabin! We definately want to go back and stay for a few days. Too much fun to be had!



At 2:57 PM , Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

What a beautiful lake. We live Northeast of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascades, the Pacific Northwest is gorgeous. I love to take pictures on cloudy days, they do come out good. Loved your photos.


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