Sunset in the Coconino National Forest, looking northeast toward Sedona, AZ, 4/17/15

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lassen and Crater Lake

After being with family at my my Aunt Opal's funeral in Southern California, I headed home via Lassen Volcanic National Park and Crater Lake National Park.  I was glad to finally be able to visit these parks.

Boiling Springs Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park,  9/8/12

A boiling mud pot at sunrise, Sulfur Works, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 9/9/12

Lassen Peak from Devastated Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, 9/9/12
After going to Lassen, I surprised my grandson with a quick visit with him in Klamath Falls.  The next morning I headed to Crater Lake National Park

So blue!  So clear!  So deep!  It a huge depression in the earth caused by
Mt. Mazama collapsing in on itself after erupting all of the molten lava beneath.
Snow and rain are the only water sources for Crater Lake, 1,943' deep. 9/10/12

These hardened chimneys "formed when hot ash cooled after the big eruption."
Pinnacles Trail, Crater Lake National Park, 9/10/12

Last of the wildflowers on the Castle Crest Trail, Crater Lake NP, 9/10/12

Phantom Ship, a small island.  Crater Lake NP, 9/10/12

Plaikni Falls fed by springs. Crater Lake NP. 9/11/12

Sunset at Cloudcap Overlook (highest point on the rim of the lake)
Crater Lake National Park, 9/10/12

Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake NP, 9/10/12

Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, 9/10/12

Sculpture cut into a large boulder, Lady of the Woods Trail, Crater Lake NP, 9/11/12

I really enjoyed the hiking and camping at Crater Lake ... tho' it did get below freezing on my first night there at the Lost Creek Campground ... loved it!

Happy Trails Everyone!

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