Biking near Timothy Lake

We brought our bikes with us when we went camping last weekend.  After waking up at Timothy Lake, drinking several cups of coffee, and watching ducks glide across the water for a while, we peddled up a national forest road until we were stopped by deepening snow.  We turned around and rode back to our campsite along some of the trail surrounding the lake, spotting a bobcat on our way.  I'm slowly dipping my toes in the pool of off-road riding - I'd really like to be better at it.  Recently we rode the Crown Zellerbach Trail (where we saw an elk) to get some off-road miles under my belt.  Ever since I read about the Trans-America Trail - you gotta check this out, Dad - I've got a little bug to see the country this way.


Timothy Lake, All to Ourselves

The campgrounds at Timothy Lake on Mount Hood, which are usually full of people in the summertime, aren't open for the season yet.  That means it's the perfect time of year for us for a visit.  We had the entire lake to ourselves last weekend when the temperature was in the eighties.  It was peaceful and absolutely gorgeous.


A Can of White Spray Paint

A little blue bowl that I'd made in a ceramics class and a big gray planter we've had for years were looking a little sad to me, but I didn't want to give either of them up.  A can of white spray paint later, I like both pieces much better.

I taped off lines in the blue bowl before painting it.

And I potted a healthier plant in the planter after painting it.