One Year Of Photography by Howard Haby

158/365: Alexander Lake.

We went to Alexander Lake today. At least, that’s what I think it’s called. It’s up toward Pine Tree. Regardless, this was my first time up there and I was really surprised at how beautiful it was. It’s sort of in the middle of nowhere, and you walk on a path through the woods and come to wooden steps that turn into a walkway across a small section of the lake. Walk a little further and you come to a large grassy area with a cabin and a small dock. It was the perfect setting for a day like today. We brought lunch and spent a few hours here. The only downside to this scene is that the lake is apparently contaminated (no drinking the water, no eating the fish caught from the lake, no swimming). As with most towns that play home to a military base over the last 50 or more years (American, American/Canadian combination etc.), there is always some type of ruination you find out about because of improperly disposed of chemical/petroleum waste. My town is the same way. It’s amazing what gets buried and emptied from those facilities. It’s almost as amazing as the stupidity of the people that make the decision to do it.  

Anyway, it is very nice there, and I was surprised it even existed. Here’s some photos from today.

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6 responses

  1. Mandy Poole

    WOW! I gotta say those frogs/toads have to be the awesomest pictures I’ve seen on your blog thus far! the color is just great 🙂 Looks like something straight out of a Biology textbook 😛

    I didn’t know Alexander Lake existed :/ I’ve been here for 4 years now and had no idea lol. I should try to find it and take a look around before moving. Thanks for posting!

    July 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    • Howard

      Really!? Thank, Mandy, I didn’t think much of them, I thought they were sorta cool, but mostly that it was just something different. Nice.

      Go up towards Pine Tree lookout, about half way up and on your right there is a gate, with concrete/cement posts with yellow on them. Go up that dirt road, keep to the left (don’t turn off) and you’ll come to a dead end. The path is … sort of to the right? Look for the most beaten path and just keep going. It’s really nice. Keep walking past all the wooden walkways/bridge and follow that path and it’ll take you there. Warning: 🙂 – down towards the little dock, it’s gets kinda swampy, so wear sandles or something (rubbers?) and that whole area is teeming with frogs.

      July 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm

  2. shareleann

    Beautiful photos!

    July 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    • Howard.

      Thank you!!

      July 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm

  3. Casey

    Nice pics…love the frogs! 🙂

    July 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    • Howard

      Thanks Casey!

      July 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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