lots of wildflowers!
My 11 year old daughter accompanied me to the top of Crater Lake NP during a family camping vacation
This is a fantastic and easy walk to Crater Lake NP's high point. Even on a Friday in peak season we did not find it to be too crowded (though it certainly was popular).
While the views of Crater Lake may not be the favorite of most, I really enjoyed seeing the outer slopes of Mazama from a different angle.
Climbed while visiting Crater Lake NP. Incredible hike, definitely one of my favorites, fairly easy but with unbelievable views the entire way and a very cool summit area. Had a good time chatting with some folks up there, it's a great place, I don't generally like repeating my efforts but I might have to because this peak is incredible. Love this one, would absolutely recommend
Ran up Mt. Scott on a sunny Sunday. Record high temperatures in the area meant a pleasant summit with temperatures in the 50's. Great visibility for late October and no snow to be seen on any surrounding peaks, a rarity for this time of year. Crater Lake was possibly the darkest blue I've seen it, and was rimmed with ice all the way around which added a neat effect. You can see video of the run here:
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.