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Jun 16, 2019 - Crater Lake, Oregon

June 16. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Very very cool and delightful night last night. Beautiful day, cool but very sunny temps, Took off in the morning with Bailey to drive all the way around Crater lake. It’s a bit of a challenge because there are no signs saying which direction everything is. even though there aren’t a lot of roads we did a lot of backtracking. Another glitch but not a big one. The road around the lake is only open on the west side. So we have now driven this particular road three times. But it is worth...

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Summer 2019

Jun 15, 2019 - Crater Lake, Oregon

June 15 We left the Ashland/Phoenix area at a relaxed pace 2 1/2 hour drive to crater lake. As they say, we plan and G-d laughs. Beautiful drive through the woods towards the park, with lots of Snow on both sides of the road though the roads and shoulders were very clear and dry. At the junction of the highway there was a sign indicating the northern entrance was closed. This was definitely not in our plan and puts a big cramp in things. So our only option was to head for the Southern entrance and hope we can find camping in the park. Upon...

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Summer 2019

Jun 11, 2019 - Crater Lake !!

Never get tired of visiting Crater Lake National Park, the beauty is breathtaking. It was Joe & Julie's first visit to the Park, we were more than happy to be there again ... absolutely love it ! Our drive to the park was longer than usual, instead of entering through the North entrance we had to enter through the South entrance (the North entrance was closed along with some of the North rim due to snow). But that was ok, got to see some pretty country along the way.

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Jun 6, 2019 - Crater Lake

This morning was up early packed my bags loaded up the car, a bowl of cereal at the hotel and a cup of coffee then off before the rush hour traffic started getting out of Portland, heading toward Crater Lake. A stop in Eugene at a I Hop for breakfast then back on the road is a long drive to the park, after leaving Eugene it is overcast with some rain and at time very foggy, but it clear up by the time I get close to the park, Got into the park had to use the south entrance as the north entrance was still closed with snow. and at the top of...

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May 27, 2019 - Sisters to Crater Lake, OR

May 27, 2019 Woke up to overcast skies but by the time we left there was some sun. Stopped at TJ’s on the way out of town for some produce. Not much between Bend and Crater Lake. Stopped in Sun River to walk the village. Was nippy, 51 degrees. We have very fond memories of the Kwellers and the Goldhammers spending a week there shooting the Deschutes, bike riding, gondola rides, hiking. We are camped at the KOA Lemolo Lake in the Umpqua National Forest, about 18 miles from the north entrance to Crater Lake. The description of this camp is...

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Sep 28, 2018 - Crater Lake National Park

Years ago I saw a picture of Crater Lake. Since then, I have come across several more. All highlight the deep blue of the water and the island in the lake. Visiting Crater Lake National Park was incredible. There is a lot more to this park than one of the most beautiful lakes you can see. After traveling from the coast with a Harvest Host stop at Melrose Vineyards on the way we camped at Diamond Lake. The RV park was located about 20 min drive to the “rim” of Crater Lake. No cell signal, no internet and no TV signal. However our newly...

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Jun 3, 2018 - Crater Lake National Park and Collier State Park, Oregon May 29-31, 2018

We left the RV park in Paradise EARLY…Tom determined we should replace 2 of the original tires on the trailer with 30,000 miles on them (we have been to a lot of places in the last 4 years and we are still adding to the list). He wanted to be 1st in line at the tire store and we were - at 7:45 AM. We were out in 20 minutes and headed north. The farthest we had been on I-5 was Redding so we were on new roads to our next stop. The drive went through the Shasta Lake National Recreation Area and right by snow covered Mount Shasta. It was all...

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May 30, 2018 - Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a caldera lake in south-central Oregon. The Rim Drive is 33 miles long with a few vista points to pull off in. The depth of the lake is 1,949 ft.& is the second-deepest lake in the United States. The weather today was awesome, some clouds & still plenty of snow on the ground, we saw some pretty amazing views. Pete & I always enjoy our repeat visits here, spectacular !!!

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Oct 7, 2017 - Crater Lake redux

Since half of the Crater Lake rim drive was closed due to construction yesterday, we returned to see what we had missed. As we drove toward the park, a layer of clouds hovered over the mountaintops on an otherwise clear day. As we started the rim drive on the west side of the lake, the road rose into those clouds and the temperature plummeted. It was just above freezing, the road was wet/icy? and we couldn't see a thing. The fresh pavement was great, but the view nonexistent. When we found a spot to turn around, we started the drive...

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Oct 6, 2017 - Crater Lake

Once upon a time almost 8,000 years ago, 12,000' Mt. Mazama blew its lid, emptying its magma chamber, causing its top to collapse. As volcanic activity lessened, the remaining caldera began to fill with water from rain and snow. On average 533 inches of snow fall annually. The result is the deepest lake in the United States which always has an amazing shade of blue. Because the water contains no river sediment, it is extremely clear. You can see a pie plate floating 150 feet below the surface. The water level has remained more or less...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Visit Waterfalls and Lunch at Becky’s

September 24 – Visit Waterfalls and Lunch at Becky’s During the beautiful morning with no smoke or snow, we visited several waterfalls near our campground. Just up the road is Becky’s Restaurant noted for the pies but should also be known for their stew. It was the best stew ever. The restaurant was built in 1922 as a wagon stop between the Rouge River Valley and Crater Lake. Tomorrow morning, we will head southwest for the northern California Coast to the Redwoods National and State Parks.

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Sep 23, 2017 - Visit to Crater Lake NP and Trolley Ride around the Rim

September 23 – Visit to Crater Lake NP and Trolley Ride around the Rim We reserved seats on the 10:30 AM trolley ride around the rim. The 40 miles took an hour to reach the Rim Village at 7,000’ elevation from our Prospect, OR campground. The rim was covered with several inches of snow. They had received 9” at the beginning of the week which is very unusual. The moisture was probably from the same weather front that dumped inches of rain on us in Tillamook. Anyway, the rain and snow put out the fires so we could enjoy the vistas of the lake...

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