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... end of June or even later. This year there was hardly any snow, although a short section of the East Rim Drive was closed due to construction. Fortunately we were still able to get to Sun Notch, one of the viewpoints accessible by a short hike. From here you can see the rock formation known as the Phantom Ship (although I've always thought it looked more like a castle than a ship.
... hour drive in front of us if we wanted to get to Crater Lake RV Park later that day.
The drive took us past lush farmland and surprise, surprise we even came across some sheep grazing to their hearts content.
An unusual crop we noticed in a field looked like little white flowers. We later discovered, thanks to a sign on the fence, that it was in fact "radish seed" Would never has guessed that in a million years.
The drive, ...
... for pictures.
Once we get back to Crescent city we make our way north east to Crater National Park. Were are on the raod till about 4pm, where we find the RV park called Crater Lake RV park. Its still about 50ks from the lake.
So i set up the tent once again and Gerry heads off to the very little town to do her washing. I take a rather long walk around the banks of the lake through the forest. Pretty cool place in the middle of nowhere. The moon ...
... bottle that! Words can't do justice to our first breathtaking look at Crater Lake, which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama. From a a six-mile wide, 8000-foot high caldera, we took in the bluest--and deepest--lake we've ever seen. It was breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The deep blue lake is surrounded by sheer cliffs almost 2000 feet high. We drove along Rim Drive, the 33 ...
We left Reno after a quick oil change and made great time all the way to Oregon. We met up with Brodie and traveled for a couple hours before finding a stop to camp at low altitude before our trip to Crater lake.
We have a beautiful spot, located right on the Rogue River. Amazingly it is in cell range - thus this quick update.
Off to cook hamburgers on the fire - cold beer in hand.