Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tour of America - Day Twelve

Crater Lake, Oregon. "Spectacular" can't begin to adequately describe. So, I'll just show you some pictures.

Just after I took this shot, a guy came up to us and asked if he could take our picture in the same pose for a documentary he was filming on the Park. He also shot a short video interviewing Papa Bear.

Yes, we ARE standing on SNOW! It freezes almost every night of the year up there.

As usual, I was amazed by the beautiful little flowers that survive in such a harsh climate.

We took a short hike.

This is Wizard Island.

There is only one path that leads down to the lake (this is not it), to a boat launch where they give tours.

The lake is a complete closed rivers going in and none coming out. It has reached a state of eqillibrium, so the water level varies only about three feet from year to year. The lake is almost 2,000 feet deep at its deepest point.

Our driving tour took most of the day, including the drive up, frequent stops at overlooks, and the drive back. Just in time for dinner and hanging out.

BooBoo with his Godfather/Uncle.


  1. What a gorgeous place. Love those family photos - you need to get in FRONT of the camera more!!

  2. Beautiful pictures - glad to see you made your way into 1 of them!! :)