Oregon – Crater Lake National Park – Part One

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I have never been to Oregon in my life until this year and as it turns out I ended up going twice. First time was in April when I visited Portland which I blogged about in several parts.

Then the end of July I participated in a 24-person week-long van tour of the state. We had a caravan of three vans, eight to a 12-person van so it made for a comfortable ride.

I’ll be posting some of my photos intermittently on this blog.

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We were at Crater Lake for the last two nights. The rest of the time it was arrive at the hotel in the evening, eat dinner, go to bed and get up early the next morning to be on the road again. Not having to unpack a suitcase for one night was indeed a treat.

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip but I was also happy to be going home at the end of the week.

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From the Crater Lake National Park website: Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.

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Of all the wonderful places we visited on this trip, Crater Lake has to be my favorite. I hope at some time in the future I can return and spend a week walking around breathing in the peace and natural beauty.

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Walking around at different times of the day it was interesting to see how the light changed the scene.

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I have so many photos of the lake. I want to work on the best ones so I can print them out.

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21 thoughts on “Oregon – Crater Lake National Park – Part One

  1. markbialczak August 9, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Each of these are as beautiful a nature photo as any I’ve seen, Ros. Thank you for sharing the shear and natural beauty of this Oregon lake and surroundings.

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    • RMW August 9, 2015 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks Mark… it was hard not to take a good photo in that setting.

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  2. Bill Chance August 9, 2015 / 11:23 am

    My brother used to travel a lot and said Crate Lake was the most beautiful spot he had ever seen. From your photos, I can understand that.

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    • RMW August 10, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Before I went i thought I would just be looking at a hole in the ground. It is certainly in my top ten stunning places.

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  3. Jill Weatherholt August 9, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    These are incredible photographs, Roslyn. I’ve always wanted to visit Oregon. Thanks for the virtual trip!

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    • RMW August 9, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks Jill. One more place to check off my bucket list… although I would like to think I will go back, probably not at this point…

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    • RMW August 10, 2015 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks, Cate. It is a fantastic area.

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    • RMW August 10, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Yes it is really worth seeing.

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  4. Indah Susanti August 10, 2015 / 7:33 am

    What amazing images – you captured the view beautiful, I feel like to visit it myself!

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    • RMW August 10, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      I hope you can visit some day. I want to go back too.

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    • RMW August 10, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      It is like no other place I have ever seen!

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    • RMW August 20, 2015 / 8:36 am

      Thanks Gill… I am very happy I was able to see it.

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  5. Dalo 2013 August 17, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Simply stunning – not sure if I’ve seen better shot of the lake before. Makes me want to pack up and head off to Crater Lake today 🙂

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    • RMW August 20, 2015 / 8:33 am

      Thanks Dalo, I’ll join you… I would like to be there right now!

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  6. DG MARYOGA August 24, 2015 / 2:40 am

    Unmatched natural beauty,wondrous lakescapes!

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    • RMW October 17, 2015 / 10:41 am

      Thanks Doda… looking at and working on my photos allows me to relive the experience.

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