“It’s a pretty time of year when the mountains sing out loud.” – Mother Love Bone
Whenever out playing around Mount Hood, a stop at Trillium Lake is a just about a requirement because the view is almost always AMAZING! Yesterday was no exception. I have taken HUNDREDS of pictures of this spot, and shared many of them here – sunsets, storms, and just plain old sunny days. So, when I say this is probably my FAVORITE picture I have ever taken from this spot, it is no small declaration.
The view of Mount Hood from Trillium Lake, with a little fall color mixed in.
My intention yesterday had been to take a quick drive over the dam, perhaps snap a few pictures with my cell phone to share on Instagram, since I had already had a full day photographing waterfalls and Frog Lake. However, once my husband piloted the car to the viewpoint, I say just how stunning the view was on that day and immediately had to jump out of the car with my DSLR and snap a few pictures. Which turned into a walk halfway around the lake, looking for a unique spot to capture the scene before me. I think I succeeded. I absolutely love how this shot turned out!!
As I mentioned before, earlier in the day we made a stop at Frog Lake, several miles east of Trillium Lake. The view here of the mountain is no less spectacular. Unlike Trillium Lake, where there is almost always a crowd, we literally has this lake entirely to ourselves for almost our entire visit. The view is no less amazing.
Mount Hood reflecting in Frog Lake
With as much time as I spend playing around in the mountains, I haven’t seen many days where the lakes have looked like this. Not a breath of wind was disturbing their surfaces, making for perfect mirror reflections. I have a feeling this is the last hurrah when it comes to PERFECT weather this fall. It won’t be long until the rain sets in for the season, and these stunning lakes of the higher elevations are frozen and covered in snow.