Thursday, July 15, 2010
Pilot Rock and Emigrant Lake
Emigrant Lake, a man made mud hole outside of Ashland. I was actually really nice though, we had a lot of late snow and rain and the lake is more full than it often is, plus it's early in the summer so hadn't hadn't heated up enough to be gross. Our kids did a little water sliding at the lakeside water park and we thoroughly enjoyed our opportunity to paint. Pilot Rock, as seen in the paintings, is a neat thing: it's the throat of an old volcano. The mountain that used to surround it has eroded away long ago, leaving a wonderful focal point of hardened lava on the horizon. It's a classic rogue valley hike. Great views from the top of that thing.