Saturday, June 4, 2011

Snowy Crater Lake

I was up early to take Savannah for a walk and got to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.


Saturday was another cool and cloudy day but thought it would be a good day to visit Crater Lake, which is suppose to have a lot of snow. In fact all the trails are still closed due to the snow levels. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US with a depth of 1,943 feet. It is famous for its deep blue color and clarity. It was formed by the collapse of the volcano, Mount Mazama. It is about a 45 mile drive from Rocky Point and a pretty drive through forest, then farm land. Then we started going back through trees as we entered the Crater Lake National Forest and started seeing some snow. Then more snow and more snow.

            We stopped at the vistor center and Savannah got to play in snow for the first time.


It looks like the middle of winter not two weeks from the beginning of summer. We have been here at the end of summer a few times but were sure happy to be able to see it all covered in snow. Most of the area is closed and though we couldn't take any hikes we stopped at an area where people were taking pictures of the lake. We just had a little walk up the snow and had this awesome view.

     Savannah loved it and once we got her back in the car, we drove back to our camp site. We had an early dinner at the restaurant again and then watched the rest of the Stanley Cup Finals second game. Another close one with the Canucks scoring less than a minute into overtime. Go Vancouver!!!!                                                                                                                                  

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