Sunday, August 20, 2006
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.