Hosmer Lake, Oregon

Visiting yet another small, wonderful lake in the Cascades. Once again, luckily no motors allowed.

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This eagle graced us with a well timed fly over as we set up camp.

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Out in the kayaks, we had some great views of the surrounding mini-volcanos. I believe this one is South Sister though it’s hard to tell them apart since so many look similar and change shape based on your viewpoint.

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I believe this one is the appropriately named Broken-Top. All of these are reminders of the volcanic activity that’s taken place here over the eons.

Last, but not least, Baldy was there to see us off when we left…

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There’s a realm above the trees
Where the lost are finally found
Touch your feathers to the breeze
And leave the ground. 
Owl City

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33 thoughts on “Hosmer Lake, Oregon

  1. Great shot of the eagle Gunta. Love the owl City quote. The yellow-headed blackbird is beautiful. I didn’t even know that there were such birds. I’m sure this has been a really unforgettable trip for you. 🙂

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    • I didn’t know half the birds I got to see from on the water. The trip was utterly amazing. Hoping to do it again soon. The tough part was making the choice between taking the pup or the camera along in the kayak.

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  2. Beautiful! I’m so glad you’re getting out and enjoying it so much. It does look genuinely wild up there. Great bird photos, too! (Damn Ring-necked duck, I can never remember the name, for obvious reasons!)

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    • I’m really having a grand time. Perhaps not quite as wild as it looks. The campground had quite a few folks and the lake had what was very nearly a traffic jam for a little while, but it was still pretty marvelous. I have problems with a great many duck names. Only one I can ever think of is Daffy! 😀

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  3. The scenery is so lovely, what a great place for kayaking. No motor boats allowed is my favourite. The mountains are stunning. The yellow-headed blackbird is beautiful.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with us. These are beautiful pictures, Gunta. Loved this place. You were clever to get all those bird shots. 🙂

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  5. Love your yellow-headed blackbird – never seen one before. The closest we get is a golden oriole – a member of the crow family but all yellow. Have only seen one as they’re very shy birds but when you see one, you never forget them.

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    • You’re right about it being a great trip. A very nice change from the usual beaches and the kayaking made it very special. The Cascades offer some special little lakes that are just perfect for the kayak. I love getting to see so many new birds and even getting some half-decent shots of them for a change.

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