Where did Virginia Lake go?

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Sauvie Island

On a reasonably nice day in October we drove to Sauvie Island, stopping at the Virginia Lake Trailhead. It’s always an interesting hike, going around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.

Hadley’s Landing on the Multnomah Channel

By autumn, the lake dries up and turns into a large grassy meadow.

A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.

A fun morning indeed.

My Favorite Model (the sign above her records the height of the 1996 floods)

Virginia Lake (dries up in the fall)

Huge Oak and Maple Trees picking up their autumn colors

Mushrooms, Moth Mullein and Snowberries

Cottonwood leaves on the trail

Multnomah Channel


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1 comment

  1. What a lovely hike, John, thanks for taking us along. Nice to see all the autumn colors and flora. I always smile at “your favorite model” and enjoy your photos so much. I espec. like that first one with the reflections at Multnomah Channel…a stunner.

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