On a very beautiful day in June we went down to Phillips Lake, Oregon where I took this photo. We tried to go the back road to La Grande but had to turn back because the road was still closed with 4 feet of snow blocking it up near Anthony Lakes Ski Resort. This is why we did not swim as the water was still too cold. Afterwards we went below the dam to the river where it was just as beautiful. If you are in the area, you have to stop by and see. I can not say it enough; BEAUTIFUL.
If you have the opportunity, take the Sumpter Valley Railroad!