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Crater Lake NP

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

7/4/2010

Our location - Diamond, OR

Crater Lake National Park

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We went to Crater Lake National Park and hit crowds and no parking.  I guess going on Sunday of the 4th or July Weekend wasn't the smartest thing. We will go back on Tuesday.

Crater Lake OR The Park entrance.

One of the advantages of being old is having the Senior Pass which gets us into National Park for free.
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Crater Lake OR The Visitor Center.

The Trolleys offer a guided tour around the Lake, for a fee.  We might take one when we come back.
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Crater Lake OR From the point where we entered the Park, the temperature dropped 12 degrees as we climbed up to the rim of the lake.

The snow is supposed to go away in mid-July.  The Park averages 44 feet of snow per year.
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Crater Lake OR The water is very clear because the only water in the lake comes from rain and snow melt. Crater Lake OR
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Crater Lake OR Crater Lake is a collapsed volcano, which is why the rim doesn't allow water run-off.

Look at the mirror effect at the water's edge.
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Crater Lake OR From the observation point, the water is only 1000 feet below. Crater Lake OR
Crater Lake OR There is a volcanic island in the lake. Crater Lake OR
Crater Lake OR A beautiful place to visit.  

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