Surprisingly snowy. Had to bike to the trailhead because the gate was still closed.
A solo trip which I started with Misery Ridge at Smith Rock. From there I stopped for a hike up Black Butte on my way to Crater Lake. At the lake I hiked up the 5 primary peaklets around the lake and a few minor ones before driving to Yamsay Mountain for the final hike. See the trip report.
My nephew and I climbed via the trail, some snow on the trail and a lot of rime on the summit. The clouds tried to lift, but kept coming back in and we only got a partial view of the lake. Saturday had better weather, but the road was closed for a bike event so we will have to come back sometime if we want the view.
I'm not nearly ready for Mt. Hood, but I still wanted to hike something in Oregon this summer as I passed through, so I settled for this National Park high point rather than the state one. It turned out to be a quick morning hike: one hour up and another down. Despite the clouds and fog, there was still a decent view of the lake from the summit. On my way down I saw this tiny little girl making her way up with kid-sized trekking poles (accompanied by parents, of course)--adorable!
plenty busy. nice day and nice trail. Views of Crater Lake are pretty darn nice but the peak itself is pretty ho hum.
So many wildfires in 2015! We didn't see too much and when we drove to one of the overlooks that evening after the hike, the entire lake basin filled with thick smoke from yet another brand new fire!
Hiked during my pct hike with friend that drove me back to trail.
Hot but pleasant hike otherwise.
What a nice hike up to a Lookout Tower. Great Views of Crater Lake
A fun hike with Nora and Matt, but the views were all but completely obscured by the smoke of several nearby fires.
Fun hike with my wife, great views from up top.
Nice easy hike with great views
Good easy hike which allowed me to rest from the day before.
Straightforward but gorgeous trail to the top. Other summits in the park get you closer to the rim and give more dramatic views (Hillman comes to mind), but this was my favorite hike overall.
Great trail to an amazing view.
This was a nice short hike to the top. The trail is well maintained and wide. This was my wife's first ever trek up a mountain and she did awesome. Good starter for anyone.
Still a little snow. Super scenic though. Wonderful hike.
Sunny day, calm winds - great hike with the family.
My wife Lori and I enjoyed this hike together while traveling through SW Oregon on our way back to Southern Nevada.
7/26/2013 Climbed Mount Scott while passing through Crater Lake National Park on the way to climb a couple of Cascade volcanoes in the area. Nice leg stretcher after a 700 mile drive. Amazing views of Crater Lake and the surrounding area.