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Oregon Coastal Mountains
It was mid-June on an on-and-off again rainy morning. I drove to the Bloom Lake trailhead next to Highway 26 in the Coastal Mountains.
I had only done the three-mile out-and-back hike once before, and never as a 3 1/2 loop around the lake. It was truly a pleasant surprise.
The lake (a large pond) was very picturesque with the reflection of many trees. And, the hike to and around the lake was a visit to the past with much sign of old logging operations.
Wild Rose, Salmonberry and Larkspur
Bloom Lake from an earlier hike on a much nicer day