Sunday, August 20, 2006

Tamolitch Pool

There is a place where the McKenzie River was buried for three miles by a lava flow. It surfaces in this turquoise pool and then the river flows again. We hiked the 2.1 miles up the river trail today from the upper end of Trail Bridge Reservoir to the Tamolitch Pool. At the beginning the trail was in a deep forest of old growth, cool with a mossy floor. The day got warmer as we climbed to the pool where we ate our lunch. There were a few other hikers on the trail and some intrepid bikers.


robspaulding said...

You guys are sure ambitious. Instead of a hike, Cheryl and I went to church and watched the animals get "blessed." In the afternoon, Cheney and I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean.

Benson said...

Is the pool warm like a spa?