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Timothy Lake

A Short Hike

Story by Daniel Agee July 10th, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon

I mostly go camping to sit in nature, have zero cellphone service, eat good food that’s been cooked over a fire, and maybe take a stroll through the forest. The Little Crater Lake campgrounds are right off the Pacific Crest Trail; that means Tuesday afternoon was spoken for.

We hiked south, for less than a mile to get to the tip of Timothy Lake. Taking a wrong turn, we ended up by the water and lazily wandered along until we walked back.

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Even though we were close to Mt. Hood, this is the only time it peaked out at us. (We didn’t much feel like hiking 20 miles to get a better view.)

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Hot Day, Cold Toes

After a six mile hike, sticking your toes in a 34 degree lake is always the right decision.

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Timothy Lake, United States