Crater Lake - we made it!October 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C
What a day...! The tortures of camping in below 0°C were totally worth it!
So we woke up this morning, - 4°C, cloudy, tent frozen... Difficult to make breakfast as our hands were freezing cold... Luckily, we had to start with a climb of 500m which warmed us up a little. The North entrance road up to Crater Lake was closed, but we could pass anyways with our bicycles. This was actually pretty cool as we were all alone - no cars or people! - on the way up. And it started clearing up, so we rode through a winter wonderland 😀
By the time we reached the top, the sun was out and we could enjoy stunning views of Crater Lake, surrounded by snowy cliffs of the crater. Absolutely amazing!!
We met some National Park officers and expected some trouble. However, they didn't seem to care that we cycled on a closed road, waved and wished us a great day. So we continued our exclusive semi-circle around the lake and stopped at every viewpoint.
Once we got to the historical Crater Lake Lodge, we got a coffee to warm up. We must have looked completely frozen as the waiter wouldn't let us pay for it. Nice guy!!
We then rolled downhill towards Prospect with great views of some nearby volcanoes, Rogue River Gorge, rivers and lakes. Kind of crazy that it took us about 1.5 hours to lose all the metres we had climbed during the 3 days before... But we are actually happy to be in lower altitude again. At Lost Creek Lake where we camp it's about 13°C and sunny 🌞Read more