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North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 27th 2011

Met a couple of bikers from Nottingham this morning who were staying at our motel. They were travelling around on a Triumph Boneville which they bought out in the states and keep over here and use each year for trips! It was great to talk to them, pity we met them just as they were leaving. Today we drove to Crater Lake National Park. A beautiful area and when we got our first look at the lake all I can say is STUNNING, STUNNING, STUNNING! I have never seen anything quite like it, the water was the bluest blue, surrounded by trees, mountains in the background – a truly beautiful place. There was a small island in the lake, part of another volcano. We drove right around Crater Lake, which would have taken about 2 hours ... read more
Crater Lake
Crater Lake
Cheeky chipmunk

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 20th 2011

Today, I dive headlong into the Oregon Cascades. My choice for doing so is the North Umpqua Canyon, which the North Umpqua River has eroded through the western part of the mountains. The lava was much harder than the rocks cut by the Klamath, so this canyon gives the expected view of a narrow ravine through basalt rocks. Colliding Waters The first sight along the river is the famous but overhyped Colliding Waters. It happens where the Little River merges with the North Umpqua right where it curves. The two river currents run directly into each other in an area of big rocks. During spring runoff, the resulting wave effects are dramatic. The rest of the year (including now) it looks like any other river junction. ... read more
Deadline Falls
North Umpqua Canyon
Toketee Redwood Pipe

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 5th 2011

The first thing that comes to mind when we look back on our 2 days spent at Crater Lake National Park...BEAUTIFUL!!! The lake is 5 miles wide, is at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the deepest part of the lake is 1,943 feet deep. Crater Lake is the clearest lake in the world. There are so many unique features to this lake but I won't bore you with too many facts. One of my Leader Mentors at Weight Watchers told us we needed to spend the money and due the boat tour on the lake, so we spent the $39/person and took a 5.5 hr tour of the lake. The boat ride took us out to Wizard Island and we spent 3 hours hiking around the island and taking in the amazing views. There are only ... read more
1st view of Crater Lake
Ready to hike down Cleetwood Trail
Cleetwood Trail

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 28th 2011

We enjoyed an evening out in Ashland, OR and then moved on to Crater Lake National Park. What a beautiful drive up the mountian. The first moment we got to the top was wonderful, the view is awesome! We lucked out and found a great camping spot at a place called Lost Creek Camp. I just wish the mosquitos would have stayed lost. Those lil' blood suckers were swarming. Thank you again, Sara Lindey, for the mosquito coil knowledge. We talked to the ranger about which trails would be good to hike on. I asked about the Lightning Spring Trail and her response was that there are small patches of snow on the trail, but not to worry because there are reflectors in the trees to follow the trail. We thought that sounded good enough so ... read more
Crater Lake NP
Crater Lake NP
Crater Lake NP

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 9th 2011

Through the Redwoods we cruised, up into the Pine laden mountains towards Oregon and towards Crater Lake. We stopped about 50 miles from the entrance at a small campsite beside a river. We pitched the tent and I started to get a fire going so we could BBQ some corn on the cob …mmm. We got speaking to the couple next to us, Jennifer and Rob who were pretty local and on a short holiday. Rob got his chainsaw out and we cut load of logs for the fire (chainsaw!!!) In the end they asked us to join them for tea – Italian Sausage Hot dogs with beans and we took over a salad to share. We had a few laughs before retiring to sleep. Really nice couple. The next day we continued the journey to ... read more
How cool it would be...
Snow tipped mountain..
Mill Creek campsite

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake November 7th 2010

Some pics from this weekends road trip to Crater Lake National Park. My driving skills confidence is now totally boosted; we mastered two states in two days. ... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake October 4th 2010

Hey, I'm back. So you want to know about the hike up Mt. Scott? Okay. We started off in the parking lot (DUH!!!) Colin quickly climbed a massive gravel hill while Mom, Dad and I got the stuff we needed together. The first kind of terrain we crossed over was a grassy field with patches of snow. SNOW! In June!!! Soon we started on a path up to the top of the mountain. It was a long hike and about a quarter mile through Colin started to get tired. He and Mom started a slower pace, while Dad and I kept hiking. A little farther on I started to drift more into the middle of the groups. Dad was going pretty fast. We had joked before that he could run down, but that was before you ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake September 29th 2010

After hearing horror stories about driving down the coast in a big rig, we decided to head through central Oregon south to California. We camped at Cascade Meadows RPI because Bend Thousand Trails has no sewers and our new motorcoach is a primadona with a restrictive electric toilet that shuts itself off after 2 days. This campground was fine since my broken foot restricts me from pickleball anyway. The night before pulling out we had a hail storm which painted a beautiful sunset with the Three Sisters Mountains in the background. Next we camped at Diamond Lake RV park 12 miles from Crater Lake. We did an "auto-tour" of Crater Lake, which is considered the cleanest large body of water in the world. It rests in a caldera formed 7,700 years ago when a 12,000-foot-tall volcano ... read more
Crater Lake with Princess
Clark's Nutcracker, Crater Lake
Crater Lake

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 8th 2010

Pattie And Ron's Vacation 2010 Day 2 Crater Lake/Redwood National Forrest. Day two dawned clear, a mild 53 degrees. Wispy white clouds floating by. We got up early and made ready for our Crater Lake Adventure. The hotel offers an expanded continental breakfast and we ate our fill, grabbed two coffees to go and headed to the car. We headed west on Route 97 for about 26 miles before turning towards the park entrance. We took a brief side tour of a small town just before the turn off. Nice bungalow type houses, neat and tidy. One can only wonder what they do to support themselves way out here. Route 97 is lined with large pine trees and from what we could see they went back a good way. There was no evidence of clear cutting, ... read more
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Ron and the Redwoods
Paul Bunyan and Babe

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 30th 2010

Crater Lake ligger i det sydlige Oregon og USA´s dybeste sø, med en max dybde på 592 meter. Den er 7x10 meter bred og der falder årligt 13,3 meter sne! Crater Lake opstod for 7700 år siden, da en 3300 meter høj vulkan kollapsede efter et stort udbrud. Søen bliver forsynet med vand fra de store mængder nedbør der kommer hvert år. Der er ingen tilløb til søen i form af åer eller floder. Vandet i Crater Lake anses for at være noget af det reneste i verdenen, det er også derfor vandet har den blå farve, som søen er så kendt for. Vi ankom sidst på eftermiddagen og kørte direkte til vores campground, for at lave mad og slappe lidt af om aftenen. Vi havde brugt hele dagen på at køre, så de store udskejelser ... read more
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Solnedgang over Crater Lake NP
Paa vej til Mt Shasta

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