As you can tell from our previous post, we almost set camp in the Umpqua Hot Springs to live there as hippies forever. But then lucky for you we thought we’d continue our road trip first – I mean, who knows what Hot Springs Yosemite is hiding huh?
So basically we got to Crater Lake a little later than we should have and missed the sun. Nevertheless, we still got to be impressed by this giant volcanic bowl of very still and very blue water, as well as the little Wizard Island in the middle that has its own little crater (The Witch’s Cauldron). Incredible to think this has existed for over 8000 years, since Mount Mazama erupted. And in case the photos don’t make it clear, it was freezing up there! One of the most windy spots ever.
We took the scenic drive around the Crater to view it from different perspectives and catch some rays of sun between the clouds, before heading back to civilization. As we drove down, we even got to catch a beautiful Vanilla Sky-like sunset.