Del and Sandy's Big Adventure travel blog

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Del and Annie Crater Lake

I fell over

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Phantom ship

Castle Crater Lake

Crater Lake

Jim and Ginger from San Francisco

Crater Lake Lodge

Crater Lake

Del and Catch

Del and Catch again


Actually we stayed at Diamond Lake RV Park 14 miles from the National Park. This is my first chance in 2 weeks to upload photos quickly so I'm taking advantage of this.

One thing I find interesting in Oregon - gasoline stations have attendents. A person cannot pump their own gasoline and yet we have paid less for gasoline here than CA, NM, UT, NV. Also there is no sales tax on items purchased.

WOW! What a remarkable lake. Everyone should see Crater Lake, it is truly a national treasure. We spent a large part of day there and wanted to ride boat onto the lake, but Annie could not participate. Even though we have to give up some adventures because of Annie, we would have it no other way. She has been a true pleasure and having her with us results in many interesting conversations.

We took Rim Drive a 33-mile route encircling Crater Lake with more than 30 pullouts offering dramatic views of volcanic scenery. Crater Lake National Park protects the deepest lake in the United States. Fed by rain and snow (but no rivers or streams), the lake is considered to be the cleanest large body of water in the world. The water is exceptional for its clarity and intense blue color. This park was established in 1902 and has about 500,000 visitors a year. Annual snowfall is 44 feet and the road to the park is closed during the winter months.

Del went fishing with a guide on Wed. morning and caught 5 beautiful rainbow trout, which we cooked and enjoyed. Gave several away to the neighbors and then discovered he had retired from Customer Service at Bell Helicopter in 2001. They reside in Arizona. What a small world this is.

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