Water, Water Everywhere

The rain came in today, so I wisely stayed in place and used the day to invest in some quality relaxation and eating. It also gave me a chance to dry my clothes, make repairs, check my supplies, and do some thinkin’.

I did take a couple of long walks, enjoying the misty beauty of the landscape. I found a Forest Service shelter with a beautiful fireplace and wood stoves built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps; I learned about the natural history of the Mountain Lakes Wilderness (including that Brown Mountain and Mt. McLaughlin are composite volcanoes built up from older shield volcanoes around a huge caldera); and I met Temmele and Anna, two young Canadians out to cross Oregon (and whom I subsequently convinced to get a cabin of their own to get out of the rain. I should get a commission, really).

A thoughtful day. I’m including some pictures of Fish Lake in the rain, which was ghostly and lovely—so, lhostly (which is better than “glovely,” I think).

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6 thoughts on “Water, Water Everywhere

  1. Carol

    Looks beautiful!

  2. Joel Lamore

    Glad to see you are having more positive experiences at last.

  3. Writers' Block

    wow, those pictures are beautiful.

  4. Writers' Block

    Hope your ok professor, been missing your blog posts for almost three weeks. We’re praying for you.

  5. Hope you are okay…

  6. Thank you for your compliments and concerns, all. I was okay–just recuperating and ruminating over the next move…

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