A Rainy Day Hike Around Timothy Lake

The magnificent view of Mt. Hood over Timothy Lake has been one of the iconic scenes of the Pacific Northwest for many a year and has adorned numerous magazine covers.

Conditions have to be just right to capture a “good” photo of Mt. Hood reflected in the lake. I was unlucky on this day. Due to the rain and cloud cover, I never even spotted a glimpse of Mt. Hood.

It’s one of the fundamental lessons of photography: To take a good outdoor photo, the heavens have to cooperate.

My rainy day hike began with a stroll to Little Crater Lake, 100 feet wide, 45 feet deep and crystal blue to its very bottom where an artesian spring feeds the lake.

Another one-quarter mile led to an intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. Turning south, I began a clockwise 12-mile loop hike around picturesque Timothy Lake.

On the upside, a trail crew had cleaned up the blowdowns over the trail. It was in great shape.

Even on a rainy day, life continues to be good.

A family of Canada Geese taking a break

Beargrass Plume

Little Crater Lake

Wild and wet Rhodies

Beginning of the hike



Mt. Hood reflected in Timothy Lake

Mt. Hood reflected in Timothy Lake (Photo taken in May of 2016 on a sunny hike around Timothy Lake)







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