A fire tower on top of the highest part of the crater. Last year they had a "natural fire" in the National Forest there that they let burn out. The brochures said people still visited the area, but could also see the fire burning rather spectularly. Some folks said it was "smokey" while we were there, but it didn't smell of smoke and seemed more like the haze we get on a hot and humid day at home.
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 ... read more
North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more