The month of August has not been friendly to hikers here in Southern Oregon. It seems that for most of the month there have been fires north, south, east and west of us and temperatures in the 90's or higher to go with the smoke. A recent story we read stated that Southern Oregon has not had one continuous 24-hour period with "good" air quality since the end of July. So as the last days of August were counting down we headed to Lake of the Woods to give our legs a much needed stretch on some hiking trails.
In addition to hiking trails, Lake of the Woods features cabins, campgrounds, a restaurant and store, plus many specials nights or activities which make a great place for the family. If you have not been there yet, be sure and check it out sometime.
|A panoramic view of Lake of the Woods. The gray haze is from smoke.|
|Start of the High Lakes trail|
|Nice wide and easy High Lakes trail.|
|Marsh area of the lake near the start of the trail|
|Ugly gross looking fungi thing.|
|Aster still in bloom|
|Pretty flower, not sure of the variety.|
|Who is a dirty dog -- not me!!!|
|View of Lake of the Woods after the wind blew away the smoke......|
|Our spot by the lake|
Glenn & Carol
P.S. Since Katie pictures seem to be pretty popular, we've included a few extras from this trip to Lake of the Woods for your viewing pleasure.