The boardwalk to Clackamas Lake viewpoint
We could have spent so much more time at the gorgeous spot near our horse camp. It overlooked the little Clackamas lake, that is fed by streams coming from Mount Hood.
....we had breakfast to make and Horses to ride!
Today was our scheduled ride around the much larger, man made, Timothy Lake!
Portland General Electric put a dam on the lake, as a power reservoir and water source in the summer, for local cities.
We saw many horses, hikers, campers along the way...plus this group, we knew.
WOW...never been at Timothy when there was so much activity!
Around many corners were new sights and things going on!...I am so glad that I decided to "load" the mare with "Daily Calm" again...it was working like a charm for her attitude, making her very reasonable and level headed.
Walking across the Roadway, over the Dam was exciting...
Looking left- we see the spillway for the dam~
Looking to the right off the middle of the crossing, the lake.
We are about half way- at this point of the 15 mile ride...our destination is the furthest point, back across the lake.
While we rode along, we sang and told stories....it is a good ol' girlfriends time!
The trail meets the lake, around every corner . This allows us to water the horses and have some fun too!
Okay...Mustang Cazi is having more of the fun ...by pawing the water!
He never tries to roll...he just paws and paws and paws!
The mare was slightly put off by the splashing about near her...and the lapping of water behind...can we go now KK girl??
Yes Wa mare, after another photo of Cazi...actually standing in the water looking toward the Mountain!
We rode on another few hours...and took frequent trips to the water for refreshment..
I loved how this turned out...
What a nice day inside the coolness of the wooded splendor ~
Finally...back to the Meadow near the Campgrounds..only a few miles to get back to oats for the horse's and wonderful -"blue-slip meal"...for us!
"Blue -Slip Meals" are what we have deemed my girlfriends delightful configurations.
She works at a local Organic grocery store...and when the food stuffs are at the "Pull date"..the foods get put into many freezers and refrigerators for the employees to fill out a "Blue-Slip" and take on home for their dining enjoyment.
On these camping trips and most all of our Trails rides...we enjoy these perfectly wonderful, foodstuff delights!
Of course...we are considering a "Blue-slip" recipe book...we always come up with ways we may better afford our riding habits...
We also are considering making a "TOP 10 TRAILS guide to Clackamas County".
Every one seems to wonder how we find some of the places that we go to...it is total networking!
Next time...discovering the "Twin Lakes" on Mount Hood.