An Autumn Visit to Lake Billy Chinook

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On a bright, sunny day on the east side of the Cascades, I decided to take a drive by Green Ridge to an overlook of Lake Billy Chinook.

I stopped often to explore the woods.

Rainbow near Lake Billy Chinook

Near the Lake the landscape was dominated with juniper trees, a few ponderosa pines and plenty of sagebrush.

Above Lake Billy Chinook I spotted a large group of hoodoos with balancing rocks on top. A truly remarkable volcanic landscape.

On the way back, storm clouds moved in and a rainbow popped up.

A nice outing indeed.

Lake Billy Chinook

Tamarack needles turning their autumn gold

Hoodoos above Lake Billy Chinook

Storm clouds building above Green Ridge

An arching rainbow welcoming me back to Portland

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