Friday, January 2, 2009

Holiday Hike





My crew enjoys a local hike through the holidays. It's a great way to get out of the house and do something physical after consuming all our Christmas candy. This year we made the trip to Mt. Lake. The lake is one of the few natural lakes in the US. This lake, at full level, is usually about 25 acres in size. The water exits the lake through the natural rock springs under the lake. Unfortunately, the lake "has a leak" and the large water reservoir is WAY DOWN. The water level may now only cover about 2 acres. This made the lake even more of an adventure to us. The kids had a great time hiking down "into" the lake basin. It was like a huge science project to explore. It was still so beautiful and the mountain trail around the rim of the lake was great fun! It's a "have to see" whether the lake if full or low!

If you want to learn more about the lake you can go to their web site at: http://www.mtnlakehotel.com/Section_Home.asp?SID=42

7 comments:

Alvis said...

Beautiful pictures. I'd like to visit there.

napaboaniya said...

A place that looks great for hiking :)
The views from there are spectacular!

Neva said...

I hope you and yours had a great Christmas and the New Year will be good to you! Wonder if they can fix the leak?

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Beautiful location. I spent New Years Day hiking with a couple of girlfriends & chatting up a crazy amount of verbage. Happy New Year!

Gayle said...

Besides being such a beautiful photo all I could think was I sure could use those rocks in my garden! How nice to get out of the house with family. Thanks for visiting my site.

Pardon My French said...

Ooooooh, you didn't even mention Patrick Swayze or Dirty Dancing! If I come in the summer we should do some hikes together.

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Sreisaat said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit a place like that someday. My husband and I have been longing to go away for camping but we couldn't just find time. Thanks for sharing.

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