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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Default Crater Lake. Oct 22-23

A friend and I visited Crater Lake National Park (Oregon). It's a great time to visit: Mostly clear skies and very few people.

We started by marching up the highest peak in the park (mt scott) to get in a few views:


By early afternoon we were back down, and proceeded up Garfield Peak. From there we could see

Phantom Ship:


Wizard Island (with hawk?):


Notice that there is some smoke in the pictures. This was from a controlled burn either in, or near, the park:


Finally by late afternoon we zipped up the Watchman, and got another picture of Wizard Island (shaped like a wizard's hat):


BIG unexpected bonus: The park didn't charge us entrance fees or camping fees

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:51 PM
 
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Cool. I wanted to see it in May 2004 but there was 2 metres of snow still on the road. Weird considering it was like 30 degrees celsius outside.
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Great shots there bluesky. Nice weather and free camping too, WOW !
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Another place I have heard so much about but have yet to see! Thanks for posting!
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Love that last shot!
Looks like another great destination, thanks for posting

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When we were there on the July long weekend in 2002 we didn't have to pay the entrance fee either. There were not many people there and the hike we wanted to do was roped off because...oh my gosh...there was snow on the ground! Same thing a few days earlier at Bump Pass Hell, we just jumped the rope there and did it anyway. Crater Lake is the most gorgeous color, sort of like Tundra Lake in the Stein, such a deep deep blue. It is a very neat place, thanks for sharing.

Here's a couple shots from when we were there that again shows the immense size and beautiful color.



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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 07:36 PM
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Fantastic picture. I assume that's Mt Hood in the back ground. Hard to beleive that lake is one of the worlds deepest considering the meager surface area.
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That's not Hood.... Hood is on the other side of the state.
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After a closer look I can see your right. Simmilar shape as Hood but does not appear to be glaciated.
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post #10 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 07:58 PM
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A place I've always wanted to go to. Thanks for the photos. I love the wizard island one.
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post #11 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2005, 10:13 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's Mount Thielsen.

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quote:Hard to beleive that lake is one of the worlds deepest considering the meager surface area.
Well, it's not like other lakes, it is unique because it has formed inside a caldera.

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I agree that it's Mt. Thielsen, characterized by it's extreme "pointiness."

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/winema/recre...thielsen.shtml
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