Monday, August 27, 2012

Aug 27th - Crater Lake National Park

A great breakfast at a small cafe.  Starting to get some of my appetite back.  They offered another pancake challenge but they ran out of pancake mix.  She said no one has ever finished it anyway.  Still recovering so another short hiking day today.  Slack packed from Rim Village to Lightning Springs Junction.  The trail follows right along the rim with excellent views and lots of exposure.  At Lightning Springs Jct I met Sybille and we hiked together to the top of the Watchman with fantastic, if smokey, views of the crater from the Watchman Tower.  While Sybille hiked back to the car I continued to the Rim Road.  Still hiking weakly.  We drove to Diamond Lake Campground and had wine and cheese, a nice campfire, and potatoes and left over breakfast cooked on the fire.

The Watchman, crater rim highpoint

View from The Watchman Tower

Watchman Tower View

Diamond Lake Campground

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