I no longer seek out the hidden gems of the wilderness. Tramping through the snow with a heavy pack loaded with fishing gear and an inflatable raft, have been replaced with a more sedentary obsession of counting and photographing birds. Over the years Cascade Ramblings branched out to include sections for wildflowers, mushrooms, critters, a trip journal, and eventually this blog. The section for destinations of lakes, peaks, and trails sits idle. This changed yesterday when two modern day adventurers sent me photos of remote lakes from their cell phones while they were on location.
The first was Erik Badziski's photo of Black Crater Lake. This lake is in Cascade Ramblings, but is a lake I have never been to in real life, only in my far off sleepless nights. Below is his photo. Thanks so much Erik.
Black Crater Lake - April 26, 2020
The second photo was from Kevin Wright of Ann Lake. This was special for a different reason. I have been there many times over the years, but the first time was with my family in 1946. It's always a pleasure to check back into all the many memories I have of this unique lake. Thank you Kevin.
Ann Lake - April 26, 2020