Sunday, August 09, 2009

Photos from Ruth Lake camping trip

We spent some time this weekend at Ruth Lake, which is the dammed portion of the Mad River and located way out in Trinity County.

sunsetatruth

This was the view from our campsite. It was extremely pretty, but in the late afternoon the wind picked up and it felt like a hurricane. If one walked a mere 50 feet or so into the forest, the wind died down to almost nothing.

canoefront

We swam and soaked up the sun. We also explored the area in our canoe.

Nightheronbest

We saw Great Blue Herons.

egretside

At first I liked this egret.

egretturnsback

Then he turned his back on me. Bastard!

osprey

An osprey patrolled the lake.

hulaatruth

Hula became sad, then angry, when we told him it was time to leave.

5 Comments:

Anonymous e. said...

Great shots one and all; the first is simply stunning. And the look on Hula's face is priceless.

10:25 AM  
Blogger beachcomber said...

The pink sky on the first one is fabulous. And egrets usually wait until I have the kayak aimed and camera ready....THEN take off. So you did better than I usually do.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jim Liebgott-Osinga said...

I believe that's a Great Blue Heron, not a Night Heron.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Thanks Jim. I'll make that correction ASAP!

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first one looks like a potential photo for a post card.

8:47 AM  

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