We hung around the campground, doing laundry, taking showers, eating food, and resting for most of the morning. Around 1pm, we packed up and began the trek up to the crater rim to ake in the views. The park says there is no camping on the rim, but our goal was to hike the 4.5 miles to the rim and do only 5 or 6 more and stealth camp on the rim. We wanted to take in both the sunset and sunrise over the lake.
If you've never seen Crater Lake, you are missing out. It's a spectacular sight! It's the result of the collapse of Mt. Mazama,a nd if you could see the size of the Rim you would be amazed to imagine how big Mt. Mazama would have been. They have cruise ship sized boats that you can tour out in the crater and they look tiny! And if you feel adventurous, you can climb to the top of Wizard Island, the large cone-island out in the middle of the lake.
So far, our camp on the crater rim was one of our favorite campsites yet. It was super windy, which not only cooled things off, but kept the mosquitos away. We got some awesome pictures as well.
It wasn't a very long day, but it was very restful and beautiful.
Camp 92:Crater Lake Rim
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