Friday, August 6, 2010

Trip Back

I know that I live in a beautiful state and I don't take that for granted. Having said that every once and a while I will pass something that takes my breath away. This is one of them.

Lake Diablo

Lake Diablo is at about 1200 ft above sea level in the Cascade Mountains off of Hwy 20. Its beauty, the color of the water set against the trees and mountains, is best seen on a sunny day. It is "rock flour", as it is called, from the glaciers wearing against the mountains that gives the water this color. I had passed it several times when my brother was living in Eastern Washington and I was always waiting for the right sunny days to stop and get a few photos. This is one place I would like to make a trip back to.


Squirrel said...

How completely stunning. I wonder why it's called Devil's Lake though - do you know of any story attached to it?
Rosey x

Tamara said...

I know a bit. The lake was created by a dam, Diablo Dam. The dam was the worlds tallest at 389 feet tall when completed in 1930. The dam is in canyon by the same name. A lot of things in that area, including the town where my husband grew up have those kinds of names. Sometimes it can be from the winter weather or the wind storms.