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…

Hoary marmot meadow

We saw these big fur balls on our hike at Cascade Pass, but I decided they were saw cute that they deserved their own post.