"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fishing on Trillium Lake, Oregon

Mt. Hood, Oregon
Gone Creek NF

Today is Fishing Day!  Lee and Trace recommended going to Trillium Lake for kayaking and fishing.  They did warn us to go early as it gets very crowded later in the day.
The view was everything they said it would be!  When we put in there was hardly any one there.  I was surprised how little the lake was.  Above you see there is no one on the lake yet.  A few hours later there were people all over it!

 We caught quite a bit of fish, but they were all small.

 Catching small ones is better than catching none!  We had a great time.

 At the north end of the lake it was really pretty.  Lots of lily pad inlets and trees in the water. 

It eventually got very crowded and we couldn't wait to get out.  We went home and cleaned up and drove over to see the Famous Timberline Lodge which is almost atop Mt. Hood.
 Turned out there was a gorgeous line-up of Italian cars there.  There sure were some pretty ones! I'll take this blue one.

 What color would you call this?  Mettalic Rose?  Very interesting.

The Shining—the horror movie based on Stephen King's novel of the same name that starred Jack Nicholson, was filmed here.  He played a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic who is driven insane by the residents of the hotel.  Now were going to have to watch this again.

 We had a drink on the balcony overlooking the fancy cars and the view.
 The balcony door was huge, like you'd see in a castle.

 Boy we could really feel the elevation walking around the grounds.  Time to get back to camp.  
We're so glad we bought one of these propane fire pits.  Turns out that, especially in the West, there are burn restrictions in almost every state once summer comes.  Steve really loves his fires, so this has turned out great.  It's very rare that these aren't allowed.  Lee and Trace loved it so much they ordered one the next day!
We watched the sun go down and the fisherman bring their boats in.  Ah, another great evening!
We heard someone is turning 50?
Stay with us as we try to diffuse some bombs and search for the oldest geocache in Oregon!


  1. Wonderful pictures. I loved the sheep rainspout didn’t see that while we were there. Loved having you here !!

    1. We had so much fun! Hiking, fishing, kayaking, waterfalls, great friends and meals? Can't beat that!!

  2. Sure is a beautiful area. Those sure are some sweet rides!

    1. Loved the cars. I was almost embarrassed to put those pictures of the trout up after seeing your pics not too long ago!!

  3. Love the photo of the front of your kayak pointed towards Mt. Hood, Debbie. We really liked paddling in the Cascades. :)

    1. Thanks. I don't think you could take a bad picture here!

  4. Nice selfie of you, Steve and Hurley. Looks like great fishing there, love to catch (and eat) trout!

    1. It was nice until later when there were so many people you could hardly cast!


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