In November 2015 I worked with Oregon's Mount Hood Territory (OMHT) to explore seven (and a half) lakes south of Mount Hood in 48 hours. This post is on Lake Harriet, a seclude, serene reservoir off of Forest Road 57 between Ripplebrook ranger station to the west and Timothy Lake to the east. I myself missed the turnoff to the lake, road 4630, but circled back after I came to Ripplebrook and found it.
Lake Harriet is not too big, about 22 acres, but it is thin and long, and surrounded by lovely, steep hills covered by Douglas Fir trees. In summer there is camping, hiking, boating, and fishing, but on my visit there was only one other person. The only sound was the wind gently moving through the firs, as glorious a sound as there is.
I shot with an iPhone 6 Plus and a Canon 6D with an 85 1.2 lens. None of the images is edited.
Nice person in Portland, Oregon, and beyond.