I briefly visited Crater Lake National Park back in about 1994 and it’s a place I have wanted to return to. Since the park is just a little over an hour north of my cousin’s place, we took a drive up there to do a little exploring. Unfortunately it was a work day so our time was limited, but the fairly quick trip was more than worth it.
This place is absolutely gorgeous. The water is an incredible deep blue. And the place was crawling with people.
We took a hike up Garfield Peak which gave us a gain of about 1,000 feet where we were able to get a great view of the lake and surrounding area from 8,050 feet.