Crater Lake National Park Climber's Log

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Clubbox42 - Dec 23, 2018 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

Crater Lake ('18)  Sucess!

Climbed the park HP, Mount Scott, and visited a number of overlooks. Beautiful area, one of my favorites, would definitely recommend

T. White

T. White - Nov 15, 2017 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Need to go back  Sucess!

Haze from a massive forest fire down south made hiking less than ideal and turned the lake's water into a pale reflection. Like many here, I must return someday.


Diesel - Jun 7, 2016 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2016

Pristine place   Sucess!

This is definitely the most beautiful National Park I visited so far. Not too big, not too small, beautiful like a post card. I hope to go back sometimes during the month of August to be able to hike every peak.


dino61111 - May 1, 2015 7:48 pm

Awesome , incredibly blue lake  Sucess!

Just passing through, hiked a little around visitor center. I'd like to explore a little more when I get out that way again.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jul 6, 2014 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2014

Beautiful lake, great weather!  Sucess!

First time to Crater Lake, and it was spectacular to see. Snow still covered much of the banks of the lake, and the road was only open halfway around the lake. We put on our crampons and climbed up to the Watchmen Tower, which was another awesome view and fun to do!! Great place to see all around.


JimmyJazz - Jun 26, 2014 12:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

Cleetwood Trail  Sucess!

Date approximate. Singing this one because I hiked down to Cleetwood Cove and touched the waters of Crater Lake, which I think counts as a sort of "reverse summit" accomplishment.


colinr - Feb 1, 2013 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1999

Out taking in scenery with my future wife  Sucess!

Nice views and lots of snow. Also came here as a kid one in 1987.


telemarkdude - Jan 28, 2013 6:18 pm

Crater Lake  Sucess!

Stopped off briefly in Oct 1986 during a cross country trip from San Diego to Seattle.


Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1986

Family nearby  Sucess!

as a kid with my dad and brother


gimpilator - Nov 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Impressive Lake  Sucess!

The first time was with my father in the spring and the snow was 20+ feet high above the sides of the road. I returned in 2016 on a solo trip and was able to hike, Llao Rock, Mount Scott, Dutton Cliff, Garfield Peak, Dyar Rock, Applegate Peak, Hillman Peak, and The Watchman in less than 24 hours including camping time.


utahjimk - Nov 10, 2011 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

mostly snow covered  Sucess!

Hiked Garfield Peak - "trail closed" but snow supportable. Tried Crater Peak but no tracks to mark route on snow. The only trail without snow was Cleetwood Cove!


MMclimbhigh - Oct 24, 2011 12:55 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2001

Garfield  Sucess!

Climbed snow ridge to summit of Garfield Peak 8054FT/2455M. Scenery and solitude!


Fleshj27 - Jul 4, 2011 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1998


Absolutely spectacular --- visit was too brief, hikes too short...need to get back there again!


Hotoven - May 16, 2011 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

Cool place yo  Sucess!

This is a great park. I camped for free on the PCT, and got a boat ride to wizard Island. Did swimming and hiking, cool place to visit, although you run out of things to do once your do everything...


moohead - Feb 13, 2011 1:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


Stopped by briefly on a drive from California to Washington. The lake is SO BLUE.


SKI - Nov 10, 2010 7:08 am

Great Place  Sucess!

Day hiked the rim in snowshoes. It seemed as though the entire lake was frozen over!!


cp0915 - Mar 26, 2010 12:52 pm

quite a bit  Sucess!

I've climbed about a half-dozen peaks in the park during 2 or 3 visits over the years. The lake is spectacularly beautiful.


jmc - May 11, 2009 7:27 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2005

hiked and camped  Sucess!

We did not spend long there, i need to go back.


lcarreau - Feb 22, 2008 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 1981

Memorable experience...  Sucess!

The first time I did it solo and got a great photo of Theilsen to
the north. A Park Ranger helped me out in getting my car started up again, after it had stalled in front of the VC. I just did the normal trails to the north. In May 2003, I came in from the south with my wife. A sign had said the road was closed, but it turned
out everything was open. I remember seeing Mount Shasta and
Mount McLaughlin from the road going up to the lake, so it was
a clear day. My wife and I just played around in a snowbank,
looked down at the lake and dreamed.


Eleutheros - Oct 20, 2007 5:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1992

The Deep  Sucess!

Often visited with my family when we lived out west. I wondered what it might be like 1,000 feet below the surface in the crater's black, cold waters. I also had a great fondness for Wizard Island. Have spent a fair amount of time hiking and exploring the area.

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