Saturday, June 14, 2014


Currently in Prospect OR (Low 35 Mostly Sunny High 70)

We didn't do any sightseeing yesterday due to the rain so we took it easy. From the "it's always something" file; it got real cold overnight and Jo turned on the furnace before she went to bed and the blower made a horrible noise. We will have to get that fixed down the road. Luckily we have small electric heaters and a heat pump, unfortunately the heat pump only works above 40 degrees and it was 35 overnight. 

On to our tour of Crater Lake (there are a lot of pictures). We first stopped and had a great breakfast at Beckie's Cafe. This place would get an even higher rating if the service was better. Breakfast was good and pie on the way back was also very good.

WOW or AMAZING is what we said at each new glimpse of this incredible site.

We started out at the visitors center where we saw a great film, displays and bought some postcards. Mount Mazuma exploded 7700 years ago in a huge volcanic eruption. The mountain then collapsed leaving a crater. Over time snowfall and rainfall filled the crater. With no streams in or out the water has remained pure setting the world record for clarity. We then started our tour. The view changed as we drove.

It was real cold with the wind, and there was a lot of snow everywhere we went. Here is Bob showing how high the drifts.

And the road with snow on the mountain and then a vehicle drives by showing how tall the snow is there. We couldn't drive completely around the lake as some roads were still closed but it was gorgeous just what we saw.

The view on the other side of the road opposite the lake wasn't too bad either.

This one is for Judy, we think this is a Clark's Nutcracker.

Another one for Judy with a Clark's Nutcracker with the lake showing the green algae that grows at a certain depth.

Here is more of the lake.

We end with a picture of our view while eating a late lunch. Believe us it was too cold to sit outside and eat. The view from the truck was still amazing.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. What a gorgeous place. Glad to see you're noticing birds. ;)

  2. Oh my gosh...your photos are gorgeous. I would print and frame several of them. So glad you got to visit Crater Lake. Beautiful!

  3. Lovely pictures - too bad it was so cold.

  4. GREAT pictures! Lots different from our April visit! Just proves Crater Lake is a great place to visit throughout the year. We are aiming for a fall re-visit.

  5. RE that file "there is always something..." Dang, you guys have had MORE than your share! Here's hoping it is an easy fix! This spring we have run our heater most mornings...!