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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Frozen Trillium Lake


On Sunday, we braved driving the snowpacked road down to Trillium Lake. The gate was still open and we saw a lot of people walking back up from the lake. One lady stopped us and said that if we were not confident, we should turn back. But duh, it was too late at that point. The only place to turn around would have been at the bottom of the initial hill. We did pass two cars stuck on the side of the hill, but I could tell by the looks of the situations that it was driver error. Growing up  not even 15 minutes away from Trillium Lake, I knew that the current conditions were nothing I had to worry about. I had driven much worse many times. We made it down carefully, and at the lake, I snapped this pic and we started back up. We were behind two SUV's, who at the bottom of that big hill, stopped. Something around the corner was blocking their path. I assume a tow truck pulling those stuck cars out. I just backed up a few hundred feet to the side road that heads towards Still Creek Campground and we went out that way. No problems whatsoever.Worth it! I love me a good adventure :) And I am very glad that we went when we did, because I have heard they closed the gates yesterday.

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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery.

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  2. Beautiful - I can almost feel the fresh, crisp air on my face! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous part of our world, Sarah.

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  3. and so worth the drive to get that shot of the lake and mountain.....Beautiful!

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  4. Lovely photo. Yours always are!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sparkling-crystal.html

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  5. Very beautiful photography!

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  6. What a spectacular shot!

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  7. Great the shot! Like the contrast between the snowy area and the woods.

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  8. You are braver than me. I would not have gone on. It definitely paid off as your photo is breathtaking.

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  9. Score! You are one brave soul! Thank you for joining us on The Maple Hill Hop!

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  10. We were driving north yesterday and saw Mt. Hood from the freeway before the clouds closed in. - Margy

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  11. Beautiful! This photo gives me such hope and inspiration. I'm always in awe of majestic mountains, large serene lakes and thick forests. They remind me of my smallness and that brings me back into perspective. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  12. What a beautiful and serene scenery !!

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  13. The photo is so beautiful~ Good thing you are a confident driver!

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  14. Lovely!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/12/cold-corner-view.html

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  15. Brrr. A beautiful but chilly photo.

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  16. That is so pretty and so very cold looking.. No real snow here as yet... Michelle

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