Sunday, January 22, 2006
Canoe Paddle On Mineral Lake - Washington
Mineral Lake is a mountain lake near Mt. Rainier. It is a fishing lake, with a tumbledown resort and old fishing cabins. Because the lake has so many underwater logs, power boats are discouraged. It is good for canoeing - about a 3 1/2 mile paddle all the way around.
The photos above were taken yesterday when the rain had cleared, and the sun was just getting ready to pop out. We started our paddle at 1:00, and finished at 3:00. We had very peaceful water, with no wind. I did a fair amount of paddling, and filming too. There were greebes and a couple dozen cormorants drying out on a log in the middle of the lake. George and I were the only ones out on the water. Note the moss on the tree limbs - a bit spookey, but fun to canoe under, if it doesn't pull out your hair.