Just back from a camping/kayaking trip up in the Cascade Mountains. Have yet to sort through the photos that were taken. For now, here’s a quick preview…
Aptly named Clear Lake… the “lake born of fire,” is the headwaters of the McKenzie River and was formed 3,000 years ago when lava from Sand Mountain reached the river and backed up water to form the lake.
The original forest lining the river banks was submerged. Remnants of some of these submerged trees still stand under 120 feet of water and are visible from the trail and by boat. (as described by the Forest Service website)
The water is so clear you can actually see the trees below as you kayak above them… to me, it was a rather unsettling feeling. Until I quit thinking about it. 😉
This would have been a great HDR candidate, but thats a bit beyond my capability. 😦
To be continued…..
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
― Alan W. Watts