We spent 3 days here hiking and exploring. Hiked Mount Scott, Elevation, 8929', then all the smaller trails. The second day we did The Watchman, elevation 8013', then Discovery Point trail, castle crest wildflower trail, and the Pinnacles. The third day we saw the Annie creek Trail and then did the Cleetwood Cove trail for the boat tour. Next visit we'll have to tackle Garfield Peak the only one we didn't do...I think I wore my family out!
Great to be back at my childhood idea of nirvana! Had a great trip up Hillman Peak. This was a great and beautiful side note to a otherwise somber trip to Oregon.
Climbed the Watchman with the family. Devin is getting stronger and was able to make the entire climb up. The area is really beautiful. Can't wait to return to climb some of the other peaks in southern Oregon.
Took several short hikes at various places along the rim looking for the best photo ops of this remarkable body of water. Planned to hike Wizard's Island on day two, but the tickets were sold out 20 minutes after the booth opened! :-( --mark d.
Just a short visit. The snow didn't allow much exploring but added to the stunning views.
Just a quick trip around the area as much as the snowey roads would allow. Snow levels were very low this year, but still most the area was closed. Very beautiful place.
This was supposed to be a snowshoe venture, but the late fall meant that it was a walk in the snow and rock etc.. Sharon (wife), Mike and I parked clockwise from Watchman, walked up Watchman, went a ways back towards the Rim Village, doubled back to and past the car, walked around but not up Hillman, then walked another mile or so along the rim before returning to the car. Very light effort, seems almost strange to call it a summit. Nice views of Wizard Island, Thielson, Bailey and the Caldera. After being very familiar with the area in the early sixties, I was astonished at how perspective changes--never thought of it as "inside a classic Cascade stratovolcano" as a kid. Beautiful sky day. Will post pics when I can scan them. May have been the Saturday after the given dsate.
Drove here two different times with family. Did small hikes throughout the park. Really want to visit Wizards and Scott.
Hiked down to the lake, took the boat and hiked up wizard island. Next day we hiked up garfield peak.
Seemed wierd hiking down first then up afterwards. Took the family down for the boat ride and took turns carrying the kids up the trail. A fun day for all.
Snowshoed up the Watchman in spring-like conditions. I did Mount Scott in the summer 2005
Have been here several times. This is a place that would be very hard to get tired of. The views are absolutely awesome. There is just so much to see. I will be back.
Part of a ski patrol MTR course
Crater Lake is amazing!
An amazing beautiful place.
Lucky to have spectacular weather each trip. First trip, snow about 15 deep at summit.
Spectacular place with truly amamzing viewpoints. Beautiful and different from every angle.
Incredible place that has a different "wow" factor from every viewpoint.
First went up here with my family in '62 and many, many times since. Climbed most of the high points and even swam in the lake several times. Brrrrrrrr!