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Todd Lake snowed in

Friday, June 19, 2020

I drove up to the cascade Mountains for another beautiful hike. My plan was to hike around Todd Lake; unfortunately the trail was still blocked by heavy snow. So I walked a bit on the road, and enjoyed some amazing views. I really cannot walk on uneven snowdrifts with my arthritic knees.

Views of Todd Lake

The trail is somewhere under the snow drifts.

Views of Mount Bachelor from my short hike along the dirt road

Because my planned hike did not occur and I had only a short walk, I also stopped to walk along the Newberry lava flow nature trail on my way home. The informational kiosks explain the history of the volcanic eruptions that shaped our landscape.

I felt energetic and productive when I got home. I did a lot of work on minor household projects, finishing planting my herb garden; setting up shelves in my potting shed; arranging the yard furniture; turning the compost; and putting up new house numbers. One of my old house numbers was damaged when the painters removed them to paint the house; they offered to replace it. But I looked at my old numbers and they looked shabby and worn; I realize they were made out of cheap plastic and were installed more than 20 years ago before I moved here. I am glad I replace them with modern new metal chrome numbers.

I also attempted to take two large donation bags to Goodwill or Salvation Army. I did not realize that both of these outlets are now closed due to the pandemic, and they are not accepting donations. I have been purging my closets of clothing that is now way too big for me. I guess I will be holding onto them a bit longer; they are too nice to just go in the garbage.

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