lost lake

over memorial day weekend, we (Cal, me, my older brother Tyson, and his wife Emily) decided to kick off the summer right with an impromptu camping trip. we decided to go to wahtum lake but got two miles away and came across a huge snowdrift. there was now way we were making it through that, especially considering a guy with a 4WD truck was stuck. Cal and Ty help the guy get unstuck and then we headed back the way we came. we had seen signs for Lost Lake on our way up so we decided to take the back way there.

We got lost a couple of time, taking different logging roads then came across another huge snow drift… geez… not having much luck. we headed back and found the correct way to Lost Lake. so after about three hours (it was supposed to be two) and a lot of windy roads we found ourself at a lake and we got our camping on!

this was my first time to lost lake and i have to tell you, while it was very cold, it was also very very beautiful. the lake is surrounded by old growth trees. the ground is actually make up of dead old growth trees. they just let them fall and decay and they become a rather cushy forest floor.

you know me… i always come prepared with many cameras. this trip i brought three and my phone. these photos are taken with my phone and later in the post, with my dslr. i really like the photos i got with my dslr. a reminder to use it more this summer. these two below i haven’t got the film back yet but i will… soon! i can’t wait!

anyway… back to the trip. that evening, after setting up camp, we went for along the lake. isn’t this path gorgeous. this alone makes me want to go back. it goes on and on and on…

oh and we had to make a trip to the lost lake store for some firewood and came across this adorable scene.

before we left, Cal and I bought fishing licenses… you know, just in case. we brought all the necessary tools to do the job too. so the next morning, after a very cold night, we decided to give it a go.

i adore morning fog and clear clean lakes. we had a great time and started catching fish fairly quickly.

within an hour and a half, we caught 9 (!) fish. it was a lot of fun.

Cal got to work cleaning them up. He’s quite handy. :-D

this was the stream he cleaned them in. isn’t it lovely?

Norah, my brother’s dog, was very excited to see us fishing.

Isn’t she adorable?

Nothing better then catching your breakfast. We ate like kings and queens.

It was a great time. It’s amazing what you can fit in during just one overnight camping trip. It really felt like we got away. I am really excited for this summer and our future adventures. I hope to share more of them with you here.

Thanks for visiting!

august thirty-first

Wow! I can’t believe it’s over already. Bye, bye, August Break. I’m impressed with myself for posting every day! It’s been really fun and challenging. Thank you everyone for visiting and for each and every one of your lovely comments.

August, you were a great month. I’m sad to see you go.

It only seems right that I share a couple of my favorite instant shots from last weekend at Timothy Lake.

This last one… it’s a winner. I was so stoked when I peeled it and found that I caught Josh mid-air. Awesome sauce!

See you all in September. :-)

Timothy Lake | August 26-27, 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP100-c

august twenty-seventh

I am probably doing or seeing something like this right now. You can imagine a huge smile on my face and many more photos being taken.

I hope you too are having a lovely weekend.

Quartzville creek | August 6, 2011 | Polaroid Colorpack II | FP-100c

august twenty-sixth

Happy friday, folks!

We’re getting back on the road for another weekend of camping. Yay!

And maybe lunch with a few bears? hehehe

Detroit, OR | August 7, 2011 | Olympus OM-2n