I took a wonderul trip to the Gifford Pinchot National forest.  We camped at Lake Takhlakh campground,  right on the lake.   Even though I have lived all my life in Washington state,  I had never heard of this lake.   It was the most beautiful view with Mt Adams reflected perfectly in the lake.  When I took this picture it was so still and quiet.    It was like I was the only one present with nature.  WOW!



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_MG_2194 copyOn the way back home it started to rain but I still wanted to see the Cedar Creek Grist mill.   It was not open on this day, which is unfortunate,  as I hear they have some great bakery items.   I still really enjoyed seeing and photographing this working grist mill.  This little trip was a very welcome experience from the busy summer season.