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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Elusive Trillium Lake Otters

You will have to excuse my enthusiasm. I am so excited. My favorite place in the world has finally opened up again for the summer. Today I went to check for myself if Trillium Lake, up on the flanks of Mt Hood, was open. And it is!!! There is still a significant amount of snow. The campground is closed. But we walked the trail to where my husband and I were married, and as we navigated the path, we spotted the elusive Trillium Lake otters. They don't show themselves too often, but I was able to get this one slightly blurry photo from a distance. I told my husband about it and he immediately told me we have to go back to go fishing tomorrow. Perhaps I will get more lucky then :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Heading into a long weekend!

Does anyone have any fun plans for Memorial Day weekend? I do not. My husband has to work every day except tomorrow, so we will be staying near home. I am probably going to take a drive up the mountain tonight, as I heard a rumor that Trillium Lake has opened earlier than expected! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a safe and happy long weekend. Be sure to take a moment to remember why we have this great life!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I miss Trillium Lake!!!!

This photo was taken this time last year. I am going through some serious withdrawls -- from a place! Trillium Lake is my favorite place ever. When I was a kid my family would play here on sunny summer days. My husband and I got married on its banks. We camp and go on day fishing trips here as much as possible throughout the open season. But from about October until late May or early June, it is only accessible via snowshoe or snowmobile (Next year, I hope to try this). However, as of now, the road to the lake is still closed and we are waiting for the last of the snow to melt away. We have camping reservations for June 10th to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. The website says the campground will open on June 9th. Talk about cutting it close! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!! Trillium Lake, I miss you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Shamrocks

I love walking through the woods and being surrounded by a carpet of shamrocks. The green is so bright.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Beaten by the rain

This dandelion fluff was beaten by the rain. Still awaiting the arrival of sunny days. We get one, maybe two nice days, but then a week of rainy ones. We all crave a week of sunny days with one or two rainy ones ;)