Reflections at Gold Creek Pond
Gold Creek Pond is a man-made lake, sort of; nature has been working on this place for many years. During construction of the I-90 highway through the Snoqualmie Pass in the early 80's, gravel was mined from this area. Once the road was complete the area was restored to as natural a state as possible, the lake filled up and nature has done the rest in the last 20+ years. Snow has dusted the mountains in the distance and ice extends from the edge on this side where the sun warms the center of the lake. On the southern end of the lake where the mountain shadow keeps the sun off the water, the ice is thick and strong enough to walk on.