Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2019 Oregon #3

4x6” original watercolor  $225

Crater Lake!

Oregon Trip
Day 3

We started our day with a walk (hike??) to both the upper and the lower view points of Paulina Falls.

A selfie!  Me, Linda, Kathy and Bruce at the lower falls.

Now onto the Big Obsidian Flow...  WOW!  We had a picnic lunch first and then headed out.  We had to climb stairs to the top...  Here is Linda going up the stairs.   Once at the top the trail became narrow and very rocky.  Linda decided not to risk it and the three of us went on.

The view was amazing.  You cannot tell from the photo but these are all sharp black shiny rocks... obsidian, and there was snow on the top, in June!

On to Crater Lake.  Lots of SNOW! 

The northern entrance was just opened two days before our arrival.  All the trails were still closed.  After all the girls careful planning they did not know that nothing opens until July.  40 plus feet of snow has to melt! If you check out this link you can see the lodge as of March.  So there was little we could do except look at the lake from several angles, it was beautiful.  You could not be outside very long because of the swarms of mosquitoes!  SWARMS.  We spent one night at the historic Crater Lake Lodge, famous but a bit worn but it could be they were just getting started with winter cleanup.

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