Crater Lake…AMAZING! – 5/28/13

DSC05113We left the wonderful resort in Bend on Memorial Day, headed south towards the Crater Lake area in a driving rainstorm. I guess the good side is that we did not waste a day that we could have been doing something fun. Arrived to the Crater Lake RV Resort mid-afternoon and WOW, what a neat little gem we stumbled onto!! (No we weren’t drinking yet.) They have about 10 spots for RV’s and each one backs right up to a little tiny stream that runs through the property. The view we have is out of a magazine! The owners here are the sweetest couple, Jim & Babe. They have owned the place for about 15 years. After being here for a couple days, it has everything you would ever need — mini-store/market, free video rentals, free canoes, horseshoes, pickle-ball and a great group fire pit – an absolute perfect place. Now, it might feel better because we have the place to ourselves, only about 1/3 full, but still very nice and the people are even better.

Ventured to Crater Lake National Park today – rain finally gave us a break – one of the wonders of the world for sure! The deepest fresh water lake in the USA, formed during the eruption of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago.  It snowed last night up here, so the fresh snow on the trees just makes it that much more amazing and beautiful. Because it is still very early in the season we have very limited access to the roads, most still covered by this year’s 44 feet of snowfall (Rim Drive still closed). We got some great pictures, hiked a bit down one of the plowed roads to another great lookout, packed a lunch and finished the hike off back at the car with a BL and a BLL (Bud Light Lime for Trace). This is a must-see for sure! Headed back down the 30 minutes to the RV park and looking forward to a nice fire tonight, my favorite way to end an evening.  We are enjoying Captain/Diets and my special super nachos. On towards Reno!

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National ParkDSCN4255Mike admiring his fire

We’ll post more photos when we get a better internet connection.

5 thoughts on “Crater Lake…AMAZING! – 5/28/13

    1. Mike Post author

      Would love too! Take a look at the tab on “Where we are going” and see if there is something that works for your schedule. Ours is not set in stone, we are somewhat flexible, but it gives you an idea of our route. Mike

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  1. Evan and Vonnie

    Hi Guys,
    So glad you started your journey in my home state of Oregon. On your next time through I can give you some additional sweet spots to visit. Happy Trails, Vonnie
    Nice pictures of the craters snow covered rim!! Keep up the fun, Evan

    Reply

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