Woke up early to take photos of Mount Si from Borst Lake/Old Mill Pond. It is a pretty popular spot and if you have not seen the images, well they are spectacular. I made an attempt to add my own impressive set of photos of Mount Si from Borst Lake only to be sadly disappointed. A photographer once told me, you cant fix bad light. And that is the truth, well most of the time. Well despite the less than ideal lighting conditions, I took some photos anyway. Mostly to document that I went on the trip and find some good spots to go next time, when the lighting is better.
The Jungle Railroad once serviced the Weyerhaeuser mill. It is hard to find this old track and honestly it was luck I found it. I was just happened to glance off the side of the road into the woods and caught a glimpse of this old railroad. According to what I have read, there used to be a mill town around here, called Snoqualmie City. There was even a YMCA. There is hardly any remains of the old town, which has now consumed by the forest.
Lots of photographers take pictures here. You can google Borst Lake and Mount Si to find the location pretty fast. Anyway, the photo opportunity here is great, if you can catch the right light. Borst Lake actually has a lot of history. Weyerhaeuser once operated a mill here. Borst Lake is actually an oxbow lake formed by the river. Now covered in vegetation, this area has been annexed into city limits. Hopefully it does not become a large housing development, but only time will tell. This area teams with wildlife. At the lake, I saw a huge bull elk on the road.