Sunday, January 12, 2014

Olsen's Landing

On sunny days up the lake, we like to explore. In several places there are logging docks. During off hours, you can use them to access shore.


Last week we headed up to Olsen's Landing. In the early 1900's, families who lived in the remote Olsen Valley would bring garden vegetables down to Powell Lake. From here, they would take them by boat to Powell River for sale.


Today, the landing is used by logging companies to extract logs and cedar shake blocks to transport down the lake to Block Bay.


We've had minimal snow so far, but the rising Coast Range has a small base. See the pointed peak on the left? It's called Beartooth Mountain.  Have dinner at the Shinglemill Pub at the south end of Powell Lake and get a piece of Max Pagani's Beartooth Pie. It's a delectable ice cream pie big enough and tall enough for two to share. -- Margy

13 comments:

Cheapchick said...

What a lovely shot - the last one sure shows recent snow. Our mountains certainly got dumped on this weekend which is a good thing, Mount Washington Ski Hill can finally open now that they got 55cm in 24 hrs. Cheers!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos - love the snow on the mountains. It has been a slow year for snow - but I think this past week we might have gotten more. It certainly rained a lot down here - so snow in the mountains.

Viera said...

Such a beautiful nature....I love the reflection of mountains on the surface of Powell lake... Really fabulous shot...Great place to relax...

Lise said...

What a beautiful view! Walking along the shore must be magnificent, especially with a piece of that pie as a treat at the end!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful scenic shots!

Electra said...

Gorgeous photos!

Carol L McKenna said...

Panoramic vista and great photos ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

thanks for your comments ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous reflections and gorgeous colors!

(yes, my dogs could help you with the wood rats - but they'd dig plenty of holes in your garden doing it.) :)

NatureFootstep said...

great reflection of gorgeous scenery!

This is the third try :(

Kay said...

What a beautiful scene: gorgeous lake surrounded by stunning mountains. And, of course, you've captured lovely reflections. (Thanks for visiting Sequim Daily Photo.)

EG CameraGirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous reflections!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely spot you have, good luck with propane!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Beartooth pie, mmmmmmm Margy.