Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Fun Day: Mirror Lake

Today found Maggie and I heading up a trail to Mirror Lake for Monday Fun Day.  Fall has come here to Oregon and though it did clear up and turn out to be a bright and sunny day, the morning was full of mist and fog. 

We were the first at the trailhead, about an hour from Portland.  Mirror Lake is a popular destination: close to Portland, easy 3-mile loop, trailhead right off the highway.  We hadn't been there before, probably because most descriptions include "great family spot", "crowded on weekends" and "favorite swimming spot", all of which indicates this place draws a pretty big crowd in the summer.  But since the kiddos are back in school and it was a cool Monday morning, I figured the trail would be pretty empty.  We didn't see a single person until we were halfway back down.

We crossed some rocks.

And some bridges.

Maggie did great checking back in with me.

We got pretty soggy walking around the marsh surrounding one side of the lake.

And Maggie got to swim and fetch.  She says this was the best part.


  1. Hi Y'all,

    What a beautiful spot!

    Please stop by tomorrow and pick up an award we have for you.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. That looks awesome!! Fall is here in the Northeast too, we don't have so many dog friendly places for swimming, Delilah would LOVE it!

  3. I never found that one when I lived out there! But it looks beautiful! Thanks for the awesome Oregon memories--

  4. I want to move to Portland right this second! Will you hire me to work in your store so I can move out there with a job?!? :) I can't get enough of how beautiful it is out there....sigh.

  5. Gorgeous! It makes me want to live in a city with real nature hikes.

  6. Thanks for the great comments. We are very, very lucky to live here. I'll keep sharing! This Monday Fun Day thing is encouraging us to explore lots of new places as well as our regular digs.

  7. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pics. I can almost smell the musty green of that lush forest.