Mirror Lake

Today is my Blogiversary! Two whole years and what a fun couple of years it’s been. There have been good times (rolling in the mud, for one…) and there have been some bad (my poor Toby—I do miss him), but with the help of all of you, it’s been worth every minute.  My Aunt Sally came to visit all the way from Texas and Mom said “Let’s go hiking!” There’s no better way to commemorate my blogiversary, at least that’s what I say.

Off we went. We stopped at the Ranger Station near Mt. Hood and got some trail maps (are more hikes up there in my future?). Mirror Lake was our destination and is a fairly easy hike off the highway. We started here…a raging river coming out of the forest. I wasn’t allowed to go into it, but I really didn’t want to.

We hiked into a gorgeous forest. It was a little eerie with the fog hanging almost right over us. We saw lots of downed trees that are composting in the forest. Mom says it’s food for the soil. I practiced my agility and did a little rock sitting.

And walking over a bog bridge.

We found a stream where I got my furs wet, even though it’s not hot (maybe 60 degrees F. (15 degrees C.))We finally got to the lake. The fog was really low.

We walked around it and came to a spot where I could go swimming for a bit. The fog was even rising off the lake! If it hadn’t been so foggy, this is what we’d have seen. That’s Mt. Hood. Mom says we’ll just have to go back…

We did see some pretty flowers. We weren’t sure what this was, but this lily was stunning!Mirror Lake is a glacial lake at the foot of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. That’s it in the distance. Beyond the fog….there’s 3 peaks that are part of a 2-mile long volcanic mountain and is only about 5,066 feet tall. Because of this, it’s considered a foothill of Mt. Hood. On the way back, I checked out a hollowed-out stump. There were lots of stumps in the forest, but this one was particularly interesting. Maybe there was a treat inside!

We finally got back to our car and took off. I thought we were through, but Mom turned off onto another road.  What’s next?

Check back for the next installment of our blogiversary hike.

16 thoughts on “Mirror Lake

  1. Happy Blogaversary, Sage – great way to celebrate. That was a very nice hike. Too bad it had to be so foggy. Can you believe we didn’t know what a bog bridge is? Very nice of someone to put it there for you:)

    Have a good weekend. Please send us some of that coolness.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


  2. What a great hike you had, Sage. I am totally jealous! I do know the name of the flower, though–it is the bunch berry, and it usually grows on dead trees. It is an Oregon native.


  3. Happy blogiversary Sage! It’s been good knowing you too. Your walk looks great. Rock sitting can be very strenuous I know. And that hollow tree must be enormous for you to get in there! But wait! NO MUD? What kind of celebratory walk was that?!!


  4. Happy Anniversary Sage! What a wonderful way to celebrate – the best for you I believe! Beautiful forest and amazing mirror lake! Fog looks also great and you are always so cute! We miss Toby, too – so much! We wish you lots of great blog anniversarys and and exiting adventures! x Teje & Nero


  5. Woohoo!! Happy Blogiversary buddy!! What a great way to celebrate 🙂

    Big Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂


  6. That is a gorgeous place even with the fog. What beauty you have to enjoy sweet Sage. We see you found a place to take in a nice swim. Happy Blogaversary! We really enjoy going on your adventures, thank you for sharing them. Hugs and nose kisses


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