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North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 19th 2008

Crater Lake, OR I must admit, I had never heard of Crater Lake, OR; maybe that made it even better. The water was an intense blue color and the views were spectacular to say the least or at least that is what the video at the visitor’s center said. It rained very heavy both night's and was very foggy in the mornings. We went for a ride but the visibility was about 20 feet so we headed back to camp and cracked a few bottles of wine and just relaxed…… The weather cleared a little by mid day and we hiked one of the trails near our camp site (after all that wine we could only walk ….no driving) WHAT A WONDERFUL TRIP ! ... read more
at the National campground

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 18th 2008

A three hour drive further east from Sutherlin, OR brought us to Crater Lake National Park. Crater Lake is basically an old Volcano that erupted about 7700 years ago, then collapsed in on itself and then filled up with rain and snow. It’s the deepest lake in the country and it probably the bluest lake we will ever see. We spent most of the day driving around the rim of the crater stopping at every single scenic overlook there was. At one point we hiked down to the water’s edge and actually jumped in the water. The water wasn’t as cold as we were expecting. We have definitely been in colder water but we didn’t stay in very long regardless. After the hike, we were sick of driving and taking pictures so we went to set ... read more
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North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 8th 2008

3rd July, 2008. On this first day of Ashadha - Ashadhamase prathama divase - the 3rd July, 2008, we started for a visit to Crater Lake which is at a distance of about 450 Miles from Fremont, CA. Another family, Mr.Sandeep Gandhi, a colleague of my son Sridhar, also participated in this tour. We, my wife(Girija), son(Sridhar), d-in-law(Anupama), and their two sons (kids of the ages of five years and three months old) started in our Honda Odyssey Van. Mr.Sandeep along with his wife Sheethal and two kids - one son aged 4 years and a daughter 2 years old - started in their Hyundai Ellantra Car, from their residence in Sunnyvale. The tour was planned on the eve of long week end, the 4th July, the Independance Day of USA falling on Friday. We started ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 21st 2008

We were up early at the Rouge River Inn and had breakfast at the hotel with lots of Amish people from Ohio. Once out the door, we headed toward Crater Lake. It was a lovely ride through some more redwoods and alot of National Park land. As we entered the Crater Lake area and stopped at the guard station to pay, up ahead, a deer walked across the road with two little ons trailing behind her. We didn't see any other large wildlife in the park. We climbed for a long time toward Crater Lake. It is right up in the mountain range. They said before it collapsed, it was a mile higher. Hard to imagine. The road was farily good, but on the mountain side, it frequently dropped away without guardrails for several thousand feet. ... read more
Secondary volcano
Mountain view
Phantom Ship

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake June 9th 2008

On the way to Portland we decided to take a roundabout route to swing by crater lake. We felt slightly foolish when we realized there were FEET of snow on the ground and we were wearing shorts. Also, got extremely lost on our way out as multiple roads were closed due to the fact that apparently there june = winter (snow was blocking them) and had to drive hours out of the way to get to portland. We weren't quite driven to tears by its spectacular beauty (like many reviewers apparently were)... but it was really cool, and worth the extra miles! ....onwaaard!...... read more
at the craaterrr
perilously close to the edge..
did it bring you to tears?

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake September 27th 2007

Travel Trivia Question and it is an easy one. What is the picture of? And you can't say, "a field." It's a specific type of field. Bonus Question: Where was this picture taken. As in, state and location within the state. The most specific answer wins so adding cities, towns, etc. to your answer will improve your chances, or not, depending. Susan has racheted up the quality of the gifts, mainly because she didn't leave it up to me, so just be aware this could be worth something good. Good luck. Moose and Squirrel ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake September 26th 2007

We write from the Prospect Inn and Motel, a Historic Inn on route 62 to Crater Lake. We are in the Zane Grey Room (he apparently stayed here). I don't think I've ever read a Zane Grey novel but that wasn't a requirement. I thought I would recap our trip over the last week or so. After we left the Hoh Rainforest, home of the Banana Slug, we hit parts of the Washington coast on our way to Astoria, OR. The WA coast, where accessible, is mostly shallow inlets and mudflats, filled with Canada Geese, ducks and herons. Not quite as scenic as Oregon's. The area, in general, appeared somewhat economically hard-hit with shacks and trailer parks. Maybe the decrease in logging has caused problems (although you wouldn't know it from the number of trucks on ... read more
Wizard Island
Hiked down to Crater Lake
Crater Lake

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake September 15th 2007

070915 Crater Lake National Park, Oregon I almost missed seeing this. I was planning on driving up the coast from southern Oregon to Portland, but as I was driving I saw signs for this national park. I’ve heard about it before, but didn’t even think of it as I was planning my weekend. Luckily I had camped just about 30 minutes outside of Klamath Falls. When I entered the city and saw signs for Crater Lake I immediately changed my destination. Driving up to the crater you can see Mount Baldy, Diamond Mountain, Diamond Lake and a whole slew of other mountains. It’s a great view. I find that I keep saying this or that is amazing, but over this summer I’ve seen more beautiful, magical places than in any other three months of my life. ... read more
Crater Lake
Clear Water

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake August 17th 2007

We left Winnemucca at 6:30 am knowing we had a LONG drive. Once on the road we were very happy we took the advice of the woman at the Elko Visitor's center and found a room in Willamucca. When she said there was nothing after Winnemucca she meant there was NOTHING! We probably would have ended up sleeping in the car on the side of the road (not good for a relationship). 140 is a drive you want to do in daylight because parts of the road are very steep with switch backs plus I can't imagine how dark it must be out there. The road passes through the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge where we saw wild burros, mountain goats, prairie chickens, elk and a coyote. Other than that it was ranch after ranch and lots ... read more

North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake July 20th 2007

After Stewart Springs, I ventured through the remaining miles of California. This is where a simple idea such as a "road trip" turns into something very different, where whole governments and people change while the landscape remains the same. It was almost like going uphill, the dry and expansive Pacific Coast I know in California became intimate and lush. The terrain was defined by forested hills and large but distant volcanos. My destination? The mythical National Park of Crater Lake. Crater Lake is easy to understand. Imagine a massive volcano much like Mt. Ranier- 4000 meters high and covered with glaciers- violently exploding. The hollow foundation of the giant then fills with the abundant snow of the North American Pacific Coast. Sheer 600 meter cliffs ring the surface of the lake, which is 1800 meters high. ... read more
Crater Lake Rim, Phantom Ship
White Pine Sunset
Fields of Gold

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