Maroon Bells: hike to Crater Lake

We got up around 6am to beat the crowd to the popular Maroon Bells hike to Crater Lake driving straight to the trail head.  The gate is closed to car traffic at 8am and reopens at 5pm, so we decided it was best to go early.  The hike was longer than projected, because we got…

On the road from Bend to Crater

Perfect day for this scenic route to Crater Lake NPI think this was off the Crater Lake path, rather on the way to western Oregon, but I added it anyway. Ok, now back on the route to CL Sunset at Lava Flow Campground on Davis Lake…to the right is a huge lava moundMy two attempts at showing…

Crater Lake National Park

  Drove the entire perimeter of the park and stopped to photograph almost every angle of the beautiful sight.  My favorite part was the steep hike straight down to the water to a big rock where tourists stopped to enjoy a dip into the frigid water by leaping off of the rocks.  One brave guy even…