Winter on Hume Lake

8 01 2008

Over the holidays my daughter and I went on a short photo hike around the lake.  Here are a couple of the pictures we made.   I’ll post more over the next few days.

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In the distance, across the frozen, snow-covered lake, you can see the 100-year-old Hume Lake Dam.  Originally built to provide water for a logging operation, it now creates a recreational jewel in the Sequoia National Forest.  In the summer thousands of people enjoy fishing, sailing, swimming and canoeing in its waters, which also support a healthy mule deer population.

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                            Boats that in summer bear laughing children and hopeful fishermen across the water lie grounded for the winter, waiting for the spring thaw to resume their duties.

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