September 20, 2021 Crater Lake

On a gloriously sunny, clear skies day we took a trip to Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake! We drove the rim road and even hiked down the one and a half mile trail to the water. On our way down we caught sight of the elusive “Old Man of the Lake”, a giant Hemlock log that floats vertically around the lake. It has been sighted since 1896 in the lake! It is so massive that the exposed top of the over 34 foot log is 2 feet in diameter, enough for a person to stand atop!

The speck in the water on the right is the ‘Old Man’, with Wizard Island in the background.

The incredible blueness of the water is amazing considering how crystal clear the water is!

A fantastic panorama of Crater Lake!

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