|Fragrance Lake trail|
Today Melanie and I went on one of our favorite hikes, up the Fragrance trail to Fragrance Lake, around the lake, and back down the access road, making a nice five-mile loop. Instead of taking the trail halfway around the lake that would take us down the Two Dollar trail, we skipped it, since I wasn't feeling all that ambitious and was happy to keep the hike a little shorter. We did climb about 1,200 feet up and down, so it wasn't all that easy. Maybe for Mel, but I was happy I didn't have any moments where I felt like I had to stop and catch my breath.
|Lovely view of Samish Bay from the Overlook|
As we usually do, we took the path that leads off the main trail to this viewpoint, where we can see Samish Bay, Lummi Island, and when it's perfectly clear, we can also see the Olympics, which are behind those low clouds. The weather could not have been better, though: cool and really delightful in the shade, which we had plenty of on the trail.
|Interesting tree roots|
I was mesmerized by this strange looking tree root, covered with moss and snaking around like a little like a, well, snake. Probably at some point there was something under it that section to make it gain such a shape, but in any event, I thought it would make for a good picture, and it does.
|The lake with lily pads|
Then we were at the lake, and as we made our way around it, we were both surprised by the large numbers of people we saw: some swimmers even, several dogs, and plenty of hikers who were enjoying the wonderful day, as we were. If you look carefully, you can see some of them in the light directly across the lake from us.
|The trail going around the lake|
In this picture, the lake is on the left, just barely visible through the trees, and we were almost around the lake and back to the main trail, which leads up to the logging road where we walked back to the parking lot, giving us a nice loop hike. It was a pretty perfect day, with no surprises, pratfalls, or problems of any sort. Now I'm home, it's early in the afternoon, so I'm going out to water and prune my flowers and let them enjoy some TLC.
It looks just beautiful. I hope your TLC is equally as delightful.ReplyDelete
You've got so many great trails out there!ReplyDelete
Another beautiful day in the beautiful PNW!ReplyDelete
You should have gone for a swim! Looks like a very nice day!ReplyDelete
When it's not too hot it's a nice time to hike. If it's cool you just add a layer. If it's hot you just cook and drink lots of water.ReplyDelete
More people were probably out appreciating the more normal temperatures there. Looks beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
I was wondering about the increase of people but Rita probably nailed it. I know I'll be out if we ever get normal temperatures here. Love that tree root and I think you are right how it was formed.ReplyDelete
DJan, you have such a good eye with the camera. That next to the last photo, lake with the lily pads, is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love your photos. They almost make me feel like I'm there myself.ReplyDelete
Love your photo of Samish Bay. All in all, a very nice hike.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the pics, DJan. I'll bet your plants and flowers are enjoying the weather there too!ReplyDelete
Love, love, LOVE the lily pads on the lake most of all. I'm sure glad you stopped by to visit me.ReplyDelete
Hi DJan, About picture #4, The lake with lily pads, you said, “If you look carefully, you can see some of them in the light directly across the lake from us.” I clicked on the image to get the larger view. Wow, I think I passed my Senior Optical Certification … yes, I see them, but they are tiny! I think there are 2, possibly 3 of them. A neat test, for sure. Now, I just noticed, for the first time, something about DJanity. When leaving a comment, there is an option for “Reply.” I wish that was available for Eye on the Edge. After following you for years I’ve come to recognize the regular bloggers who leave you a comment. Sometimes I’ve thought it would be interesting to be able to leave them a reply, but there has been no way, short, of course, of going to their blog and leaving them a comment, which would seem out of context. Now, on another topic, the book A Tale for the Time Being. I am loving the book. I have to ask, have you listened to the Audible version? I got lucky buying Audible at the same time I added the written version to my Kindle. I’ve been listening to the book and there is so much Japanese … I think that would really slow me down with the written version as I have little understanding of Japanese. Anyway, if you haven’t tried the Audible version, I highly recommend it. I have been fascinated with how much blogging is tied into the book. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s edition of Eye! JohnReplyDelete
This is so weird. I thought I left comments on these posts, but I don't see them. Then again, with my fuzzy brain... sigh...ReplyDelete