When we first arrived at Crater Lake it was overcast and misty... We knew we'd be spending the night in a cabin in Mazama Village and would hopefully see the sun rise the next morning. And we did. They said there were bear in the park, but fortunately we did not encounter any.
The colors of the water are simply breathtakingly beautiful.
We never tire of coming here...walking around the rim by the Lodge, eating our meals there, driving as far as we can around the crater. This year it was open 3/4s of the way. Snow was on the ground, but not where we walked this year. In years past there have been banks of snow far over our heads.
This is a happy memory place for us.
The sun did come out tomorrow!
7700 years ago Mt. Mazzuma erupted and the crater was formed. It is filled only with rain and snow waters. No water goes in our out of the crater any other way.
I bought this cute jacket made by women in Napal in the gift shop at the lodge. I like taking home a reminder of our trip. And I thought it a very funky jacket one I wished I'd made myself.
I like the way this wall looks with the liken (?) growing on it looking like it is splashes of paint. It's not!
One day we might spluge and get a room in the lodge. It was fun to sit in the rocking chairs on the deck over looking the lodge and to eat lunch and dinner there.
Good bye Crater Lake, Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.We will come again.