2019 Sandy & Bill's West Coast Adventure travel blog

Snow & clouds obscure parts of Crater Lake

Sandy & me in snow at Crater Lake

Sandy in cold, wind, & snow at Crater Lake

Wizard Island in Crater Lake

Partial Whiteout conditions on West Rim Drive of Crater Lake

Part of Crater Lake in a snowstorm


Today's adventure took us to Crater Lake, and what an adventure it turned out to be. Weather in Medford, OR was around 61F when we departed. As we began our ascent, to our amazement, we encountered snow, and not just a little but a lot. Attached pictures will show parts of Crater Lake obscured by snow and clouds, Sandy & me standing in snow, and a really good one of Sandy standing in windy, cold, & snowy conditions.

There is also a picture of Wizard Island in Crater Lake with evergreen trees in the foreground. I liked that one.

Crater Lake is in the middle of an ancient volcanic caldera, and it is 1,943 feet deep at its deepest point. It holds approximately 4.9 trillion gallons of water and its elevation is 6,173. Its water is a deep blue color, although we had a difficult time seeing it for all that beauty due to the snow and wind. All in all, this is definitely worth the time and energy to visit.

We had a varied weather day, sun, rain, snow, and finally hail. Wow!

Tomorrow we head to the Oregon coast. Thanks for reading.

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