Description From the mountain ridges which surround Cle Elum, Washington the spring snow melt forms and fills creeks which empty into rivers. By mid summer the creeks are mere trickles or less, but on occasion you come across a pond filled by a spring creek which by summer moves ever so gently into and through the pond.
This pond was well hidden from view on the trail I was on. I caught just the slightest glimpse of an open area to my left and wandered off the trail and spotted this shallow pool of water. I moved about until I found a way in and was greeted by this pastel oasis. The shallow water level allowed the pastel hues of the floor of the pond to burst to the surface.