Monday, September 7, 2015

The Hidden Lake

I decided to go for a drive around the countryside the other day. I do it quite frequently. This time I took a few of the smaller dirt roads that I've never been on before. I thought I've been everywhere until I drove through some of these roads.

Along the last road I traveled I noticed a few signs to a nature area. This place is really close to my home. After a few miles I found the place and took another long dirt road into it. At the end of the road I found this lake. It's called Deer Creek Lake. Strange name.

I didn't intend it this way but I'm showing these pictures exactly backwards of how you see things as you go in. I wanted to show the lake first and I wanted to show you the best picture first. That first picture is kind of nice when you click to look at it full size.

I had to go all the way down the path to see these two sides of the lake. The first picture shows the right side and the second shows the left side. I had to lift my camera above my head to get a shot of the lake above the tall weeds.

The lake seems as if it has dried out from years past or something like that. The structure above looked like an old dock when I was there. I walked down what looked like an old boat ramp to get here.

The boat ramp ends in these tall weeds instead of the water. It all seems like the water should be maybe about twenty feet higher than it is now. I wonder if that's the case or if I just don't know what I was looking at.

 Above you can see the beginning of the boat ramp. I know it's a boat ramp because of the horizontal ridges along the ramp that are the same as I've seen on other boat ramps. I guess I should have taken a picture of that part.

Here's the sign you see at the beginning of the road that leads in to the place. I probably won't be back anytime soon because the road is in really bad shape from rain water washing deep gouges into it. My truck is four wheel drive but I still worried about getting stuck.

Even though it was a shame this place has fallen into such disrepair, it was still a fun little adventure into a place I've never seen before. And just across the main road there is another creek where I saw an egret resting there. It flew away before I could get a picture.

This post was a little later than I intended because I was installing Windows 10 on a third computer. I've had it on my main computers for about a month and I really like it. I always go for the new stuff. It combines the best of Windows 8, and there was good stuff there, with the best of Windows 7. But enough about that. I'll talk to you later.


  1. Maybe lost the dam for this lake with floods

  2. I enjoyed your adventure trip to Deer Lake. You never know what is around the corner. Have a great Labor Day! Marian :)

  3. It looks like a really interesting place! Although also pretty inaccessible.

  4. Probably deeper water back in the day. Seems the climate is really changing and making an impact on ponds, lakes and such. They dry up...but then flood later. Things on this planet are going wonky.

    I installed windows 10, but reverted back to 7. I just didn't like it. It was very cumbersome to navigate...but I'm not very teckie-oriented. I think those who are like it.

  5. A nice little adventure and a new place to explore even if it was just the one time. It looks like a really nice area.
    I still haven't installed windows 10 on my computer.

  6. Does Deer Creek lead into Deer Creek Lake? Looks like a nice little place to explore.

  7. Hello,

    Your have the courage to venture into such a lonely deserted place and show us the photos. I enlarged the photos and they were really interesting. Surely, walking in such places brings us closer to nature and we get a chance to live without the company of other human beings.

    Interesting post. I enjoyed reading your excellent narrative with lovely photos.

    Best wishes

  8. You're brave to take the back roads alone. Good for you... Fun to explore. I always try to put the most showy picture at the top of my posts, but it doesn't always work, mostly because none of the pictures are that good (!

    You are the first person I've read who loves 10! I've been scared to try it.

  9. There are moments that we shall miss the nature.

    Though she is always there waiting for us.

  10. What a find ~ lovely nature photos!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol