Wednesday, September 4, 2013

American Northwest Road Trip

By Chuck

We arrived at Crater Lake on our third day out--September 4th, 2013. I had been here only once before--in the early 1970's--but had not hiked down the only trail to the surface of the lake due to the presence of a bear on the trail as we were starting out. We gave him right of way that day and had to leave the next. I'm very glad to be back.

Crater Lake View--Llao Rock

The Pumice Castle

The Blue of the Lake--a function of clarity, depth and the physics of color.

Another View of Crater Lake

  Wizard Island

Floating Log--Old time loggers claim that 1 in 10 logs float this way.

The Devil's Backbone

The Inside of the Cone on Wizard Island

Mountain Man Atop Wizard Island--Last of the Breed

Clouds Rolling In on Wizard Island. Minutes later the hailstorm hit us as we descended the trail, scrambling for the protection of the boathouse.

Looking Up From Crater Lake On a Boat

One of the Few Remaining Waterfalls--Crater Lake in September

Approaching the Phantom Ship by Water

Grotto Formation Near End of Boat Ride

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