Because Matt Van Wyk asked so politely . . .
Even when it’s cloudy the views are terrific.
A lot of snow left on June 17, which we expected. That I’d be beating off mosquitoes while shooting this photos was more of a surprise.
Posted by Stan
One reason we’ve taken a curious route through Oregon, first heading north up the coast, then over to Portland before turning south, was so we could make Crater Lake National Park our last stop before driving to Yellowstone National Park.
That’s because it snows a lot at Crater Lake, and it takes a while to get rid of all of it. They aren’t even close. We knew we wouldn’t be able to travel the Rim Drive that circles the lake or take the boat ride to Wizard Island, but we wanted to camp in the park and hike where we could. Our patience was rewarded when they opened a campground last Friday.
And at least Cleetwood Cove Trail was open. That’s the only authorized route down to the water, the one you take to board a tour boat (when they are operating). It’s steep, descending about 700 feet during a mile hike, leading to incredibly blue water.
The kids will love the hike, Matt. Take them on the boat as well.