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Jun 5, 2014 - Further North

I don't know why I go back to the west coast: It's cold, windy and beautiful. The cold and windy part don't compensate for the beautiful part. (I think I wrote that backwards). Anyway I headed inland and found it to be warm, not windy and also beautiful. I spent a couple of nights at Collier State Park north of Klamath Falls, OR. While there I drove up to Crater Lake. To my surprise it looked exactly like the pictures I'd seen of it. It was just as though I'd been there before. I'm currently in an RV park at the Crook County fairgrounds in...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Crater Lake

Arrived at Crater Lake Sunday Sept 16. We were here 5 nites (so 4 tourist days). The campground was a little quirky. Sites really large under pine trees, cable was Direct TV so we had to rent a converter and they had to run a line thru our window, wi-fi was sketchy at best (so I am writing this from 3G land in Sacramento), and the only place to get phone reception was in a small (very small) spot on the porch of the office (no walking or pacing while on the phone-one step in the wrong direction-meaning any direction-and the call ends)....

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Jul 10, 2012 - Crater Lake NP

June 10, 2012 Arrive Crater Lake NP in Oregon Our campground, Diamond Lake RV Park, is 14 miles from the National Park. We are secluded in the woods with no tv or phone service and spotty wifi at best. We do have a fabulous pizza parlor across the street on Diamond Lake which is an oasis in the middle of nowhere. Our first day to Crater Lake was to drive the rim with pullouts to park and view Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the U.S. and 4th deepest in the world. As a result of a volcano 7,700 years ago and then 200 years of rain and snow...

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Apr 7, 2012 - Scenic places

Today I was excited to take the kids to see one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, Crater lake. When we got up this morning We all got ready and then left to pick Trudy up. She was going to go with us on our little outing. First we stopped in an area and were going to take a nature walk to see the gorge but it was actually snowed in. Trudy, the kids and I had a few minutes of fun though, jumping in the snow and throwing snowballs at each other. It was pretty cool to be out in real snow yet it wasn't cold. Usually when there is...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Diamond/Crater Lake, Oregon

We left Bend, Oregon on Sunday and traveled 100 miles to a campground on Diamond Lake, Oregon. Diamond Lake is a beautiful lake that is nestled in the Umpqua National Forest in the Cascades. There are some beautiful glacier waterfalls around the lake that flow into it. Diamond Lake is most known for its camping, hiking and trout fishing. That afternoon we car toured Crater Lake National Park. OMG!!!!!! There are not any words to express this overwhelmingly beautiful, brilliantly blue lake. We entered by the north entrance and went...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Crater Lake

After we left the wet woods of Washington we traveled east for a day and then started our way down the dry side of the Cascades through Oregon. I knew that after a week in damp weather the best way to get 'the Neigborhood' truly dried out would be in the high desert of Eastern Oregon. We stayed at three different places along highway 97 as we traveled south to Redding. We stayed one night at Sherman County Campground in Moro, Oregon. We had full hookups, 127 channels of cable TV, and the place almost to ourselves for $16 a night. We moved...

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Aug 26, 2009 - Crater Lake

Heading south from Newport about 5 hours took us to Diamond Lake, an area a few miles away from Crater Lake. We nestled into our spot surrounded by pine trees with about 2 inches to spare on the sides after sliding out. The campground itself is a nice location and has all the basics. The first day here we just got comfortable in the site and had a nice fire. It was one of the best fires we have had as the air and the wood were incredibly dry. To get a lay of the land we climbed a couple of thousand feet (in the jeep of course) to the rim...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Week Nine- Here comes the Bride

WEEK NINE - WEDDING BELLS Monday 7/27 - Still at the Willemettans Resort in Springfield, OR and enjoyed our last day of r&r before the intensity of the WEDDING WEEK, and all of the obligations and duties encompassing same. So we swam and walked and basked and laughed with new friends and tried Wii slalom racing and ski jumping (the agony of defeat) and target shooting and hula hoops and several other completely lunatic diversions, had a cook-out, slept and did some other really exciting (aren't you excited?) happenings. Tuesday 7/28 - Got...

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Jun 30, 2009 - Another Awesome National Park

We decided to treat ourselves to breakfast out this morning. I make scrambled eggs frequently but every now and then Tom likes "over easy". His breakfast was fine but I've had better omelets - Oh well- Just down the road from Greenwoods Family Restaurant we crossed over the Rogue River and saw some people fishing. We stopped and Tom chatted with a fellow at the water's edge. Not much luck today but he said that when the king salmon are running it takes 45 minutes to reel one of them in. Wish we could have seen that! The river is about 10 to...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Crater Lake, OR

As you look at the pictures, you will understand why people come from all over the world to see Crater Lake and why its beauty has inspired wondrous words and tears of happiness. Crater Lake National Park is named after the lake that was formed over 7000 years ago when volcanic Mount Mazama blew its top. It encompasses the lake, of course, and all of the immediate area affected by the blast, which by the way was 42 times as powerful as Mount St. Helens. The blast was so powerful in fact that eruption debris can still be seen in the soil...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Sep 1, 2008 - Crater Lake , Oregon

"WOW" is the most common word spoken upon first viewing of Crater Lake. It is truly an unbelievably and indescribably beautiful sight and it is "that blue". We left Hi-Way Haven RV Park with Julie on board and drove the 125 mile trip to Crater Lake National Park, taking the beautiful scenic route to the north entrance and what a fabulous Labor Day it was. The road curves and winds around the Cascade Mountains, the Umpqua National Forest, Umpqua River, Diamond Lake and the Pumice Desert providing magnificent views along the way and the...

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Aug 25, 2008 - Crater Lake, Oregon

Sunday morning after breakfast and pulling ourselves together we drove down to Crater Lake National Park. The entrance fee to the park is only ten dollars, in my opinion the best ten dollars you will ever spend for your viewing pleasure. We have the annual pass card so I didn’t have to cough up anything, just hand the young lady my card and smile. Now we have all seen a picture of the lake but until you step up on that rim for the first time, no amount of picture viewing or descriptive word is going to be good enough to prepare you for it,...

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