Dawson House Lodge
Travel Blogs from Chemult
Mount Mazama's collapse 7000 years ago led to the formation of Crater Lake. The Klamath Indians observed the phenomena and thought it to be the war of Gods. Ever since this place has been a site of their rituals making it probably one of the oldest ritual sites in the world.
The lake is extreme blue color with wizard island at the center (which is also a volcano). There was snow here when I came and therefore going into the water for boat rides was out ...
... only trail that allows access to the lake from the rim. Although it’s steep, the trail is well graded and switchbacks reduce the slope a bit. The weather was fantastic and the lake was absolutely beautiful as we hiked down towards the crystal blue water. Going back up after our tour, however, would be quite a bit more strenuous, but certainly worth the fantastic tour. Once we got to the bottom, we checked in again and boarded ...
... before we were greeted by our new neighbors - a herd of cows! We really are out in the boonies!
The drive was through beautiful forests, sometimes almost coming together over our heads - the trees were so tall. We drove into the Crater Lake National Park and checked in with the Ranger at the gate. When you are on vacation and don't watch much TV, the days seem to run together, so when we ...
... I was in a 60's beach movie. We saw at least 30 old VW vans, some maintained, many not. Tons of surf boards and a drive through coffee shop at every intersection. Starbucks must have a tough time competing with the locals. We stayed on HWY 101 until the Tillamok cheese factory. It's opened everyday from 8 to 8 and draws quite a crowd. Augusto went through the sample line twice and even though it was ...
... relocated to the museum depicting the different sorts – doctors, fur trader etc. of years gone by.
Sunday, 1 September beautiful weather – clear blue sky days, once more.
Greg, Mark and I did the Crater lake boat tour down in the lake today so got under way at 9:00am and headed up to the lake from the RV park. We had a mile walk down to the boat ramp, that was okay, but the return walk back up ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed