So driving, or rather co-piloting, on a foggy mountain road in the rain is kinda one of those life defining moments.
Turns out I’m sweet, patient, and my language completely complies with all FCC broadcast regulations.
And here’s a beautiful view of Crater Lake:
June 1st at Crater Lake National Park Lodge, Oregon
Okay. So the view was non-existent (and I’m a nutcase when it comes to mountain roads).
The first 24 hours the weather was rain, freezing rain, sleet and then snow. But the worst was the fog.
I really wanted to see the lake!
A remnant of Mount Mazama after a volcanic eruption, Crater lake is the deepest in the United States, and a beautiful blue.
So they say.
The hub and I went for a hike anyway. We walked the rim, trying to find the water, the blue, something.
A Clark’s Nutcracker (name derived from William Clark from the Lewis & Clark expedition)
This little bird wanted to hang out. Much to the worry (or quite possibly egging on?) of his/her family/friends. The other birds chirped loudly every time this bird perched near me.
Rebel bird (or the one who drew the short straw). 🙂
We moved on and well, like it does (even when it seems like you’ll never get clarity), the fog lifted.
Wizard Island. Magical.
Totally worth the wait (and okay, the scary drive on the mountain road).
This was what was behind all that mist and fog!!
Then we also walked the Sun Notch hike.
At the top there’s a viewpoint
The Phantom Ship
Crater Lake is awesome.
And right before we left, we really got to see the lake in full color
Bye bye, Crater Lake.
Btw it’s easier driving on the non drop off side. 🙂
Note: The lodge at Crater Lake is really nice. Somehow I got the impression it would be rustic. So I was pleasantly surprised. Bonus, both the dining room and the casual eatery, Annie’s Creek restaurant had plenty of gluten-free options.
Next time: California! And if you missed the last stop click here: Columbia River
How do you feel about driving on mountain roads?