Another image taken from Marrowstone Island. This one shows Mt Baker in the distance, but also an eagle sitting near the top of the Doug Fir. (Clicking on the image will increase the size and make it easier to spot the eagle) That tree is a regular perch for eagles, who watch for fish swimming by.
This was taken on a trip to Bowron Lake Provincial Park … sorta in the middle of B.C. It’s a great park for canoeing … not quite so much for kayaking. There is a chain of lakes that provides 70 miles of paddling with motors not allowed. Birds and wildlife abound. The several portages are the only drawback … although the portage trails are excellent and accept carts.
Oh, that is water and reflection in the background, not sky and clouds.
The Enchanted Valley is on the upper section of the East Fork of the Quinault River valley. This chalet was built back in the 1930’s and has been relocated several times to move it away from the river. There are plans to move it to a safer location … since the river keeps changing its banks. (It’s always interesting in the early summer to hear if the chalet has made it through another winter)
There is no camping allowed in the chalet itself … and I wouldn’t want to share it with all the mice, anyway. The valley has heavy usage with many people either hiking in and back out, or continuing up the valley, across Anderson Pass and down the West Fork of the Dosewallips. One of the easier hikes across the Olympic National Park.
(another image recovered from my Archive file)
(more found images from my archive) The top image shows why Hart Lake (Upper Duckabush in the Olympic National Park) is sometimes called Heart Lake (but since there is another Heart Lake — also heart shaped — also in the ONP). So I continue to call this one Hart Lake. If you look carefully in the lower right corner of the top image (click on it for a bigger view), you will see the little green dot that is our tent.
(more found images from my archive file) Hart Lake is in the upper Duckabush Valley, and is much less visited than the Heart Lake in the upper Sol Duc. Hart Lake takes over 20 miles of hiking to get there, so there are many fewer visitors. We were camped near the lake and when the sun was coming up, the clouds in the valley moved up … before burning off for the day. It was spectacular.