The Arty Blogness of Ansate Jones

Pacific Northwest Tour Part Five: Crater Lake, OR (2007)

Our final two days we spent driving back to Californy. We stopped in Crater Lake along the way and were lucky enough to get a last-minute dispersed camping site. It is an absolutely beautiful place and I recommend you go go go, because pictures won’t do the vastness of it justice. The lake itself is so cold and serene, it’s easy to believe something from space crashed there. However, the crater was formed by a volcanic explosion.

Most of the pictures I’ve already put up on my portfolio site, But there are a few new ones.

Skirting the crater in the car, listening to Beck’s Odelay, taking pictures out the window. These are the things a vacation is made of.

Campfire songs don’t hurt either. Especially when it’s so completely dark. All my reptile brain fears were coming out.

There’s something about mornings, packing up and moving on, that I just hate. The finality of it, maybe.

We left a note for the nice rangers who got us this awesome camping site. It was quiet, peaceful, and even had a crude pit toilet!

It’s our friends, the ground squirrels!

We decided to go swimming in the Lake because we are crazy. The water was ice cold and afterwards I had this ridiculous towel thing going on.

Absolutely gorgeous clear water though.

Thank goodness for switchbacks.

That island out there is supposed to look like a pirate ship. There’s another that looks like a wizard’s hat or something.

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