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Empire Lakes - Trail Through the Forest (suz)

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Comments (16)

Pom' Angers on July 22, 2011

magnificent forest and road dear Suzi. amitiés de France, pom'

Randy Hall on July 22, 2011

Great day and location for a walk. Nice capture Suzi. Excellent composition and lighting in tough conditions. Like

Best wishes, Randy

tukki on July 22, 2011

Dazzling spash of light, L3, FRED

bosnsrun66 on July 24, 2011

Suzi-Did you take the walk 'on the wild side' last week when they opened up the Sawmill & Tribal Trail? I took the walk through the woods on the trail leading away from Lake Shore Drive and/or the Old Stage Route ending on Morrison way before all this was entered into a phamplet. Picking out that trail part of the way prior to the lakes was pure guesswork. Thanks for the reminder. ron

Suzi in Oregon on July 24, 2011

Such a lovely walk and so close to home, dear Pom' - thanks for your welcome visit. Happy greetings from the foggy but clearing Pacific Coast (O:

Suzi in Oregon on July 24, 2011

Thanks very much, Randy - it was overall a bit bright for picture taking, but I was pleased with this one. Today would be perfect, but we have lots of days like today. Happy exploring (O:

Suzi in Oregon on July 24, 2011

The trees are quite numerous and close together, Fred, along many parts of the trail around the lake. This was a particularly dense area and the shade felt good on an unusually warm day. Thanks very much (O:

Suzi in Oregon on July 24, 2011

A very happy hello, Ron - so good to hear from you. I often wonder 'is that Ron?', when I see certain people with good cameras on my local excursions. I didn't know about the Sawmill and Tribal Trail walk until after the fact. I'd enjoy the walk and wonder if it is wheelchair accessible - do you know? Haven't done the research yet. Thanks for your visit and many nice comments. Glad to know you're still around and hope to run into you one fine day (O:

bosnsrun66 on July 24, 2011

Hello back, young lady - Sorry to say, I don't get out all that much anymore, but when I was, I'd been out shooting with Frank Walsh, one of the insiders on the Sawmill Trail. He pushed and prodded me to take photos along the way here, he also grabbed some for himself. He was also pushing the old history of Empire City-taking pictures of the old jail, the Bed and Breakfast along the main drag, one of the oldest houses in that area and where the mill used to be on the waterfront. He has since moved to Tigard and I haven't taken a photo since then.

As for the Trail oriented to wheelchair accessible, a part of the trail is, like the photo you took here. There are lots of paved trails within the Lakes area, but not specifically for the Tribal Trail. The trail part of the Lake Shore entrance runs in about sixty feet and there the trail isn't wide enough, is made of mud and tree roots and isn't wide enough for two folks standing side by side.

I also have wondered whether I'd run into your haunts sometime out of the blue and know that its you out shooting away, you do cover the territory that's for sure.

Incidentally, I like the icon you're using and I would've never guessed in a million years what it could be until I read your explanation.

Thanks again for notes. ron

thor@odin™ on September 16, 2011

here you show us a piece of eternity so inviting dear Suz Y*+like Warm wishes, Peter

Suzi in Oregon on September 17, 2011

I'm sad to read that you are not making images, Ron - you make very nice ones. So glad our weather has cleared up again - I was getting weary of gray days. Thanks for all the info about the Sawmill and Tribal Trail. We saw several markers at the Lakes a week or so ago - I haven't done anything with the new images yet. I miss that beautiful Japanese net float - I gave it back to the giver when I moved to Oregon. It is large - almost 2 feet in diameter and very nearly perfect. Hope you're doing well (O:

Suzi in Oregon on September 17, 2011

Thanks very much, dear Peter - we explored Middle Lake (of the 3 Empire Lakes) a week or so ago - new parts of the trail and new views - will sort out my new photos eventually. It always smells good there - trees (mostly fir) warmed by the sun. Happy good wishes from your NWFQ (O:

bfair on May 24, 2012

Beautiful textures. The image entices you to go for a walk. like Like LIKE

Suzi in Oregon on May 31, 2012

Thanks very much, bfair - it's an interesting and lovely park with deep shade in places, on a warm summer's day - very fragrant, with lots of birds and dragonflies as well. Yes, a fine place to walk! Happy greetings (O:

janamare26 on September 29, 2012

Beautiful place.Excellent shot.L+F.Greetings from Belgrade,Mirjana

John Keeran on October 19, 2013

Nice! Like! -JAK

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Suzi in Oregon
Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 22, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2011/07/21 10:37:10
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 100.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash