|May 19||Klamath Falls, Oregon|
So, I went to Crater Lake today.
Whoops! Trust me to arrive in the middle of a snowstorm. There's me looking befluxxed and befuddled, wondering why I couldn't have checked on weather conditions before going all the way up there! But I have to say that the van did very well climbing to a record (for the van) altitude of 7122 feet. That's one third the height of McKinley and one quarter the height of Everest. Not bad for an old van. If any of you don't believe me, here's proof. that the van made it! There were 25ft high snow banks along the sides of the road. I suppose August might be a better time to visit.|
For those of you who are wondering, Crater Lake used to be Mount Mazama. There was a massive volcanic eruption and the whole center section of the mountain blew into the air (kinda), leaving a big crater in the middle, which has slowly filled up with water over thousands of years, and is now the 7th deepest lake on the planet! Just from rain! It rains a lot in Oregon. I only got a little bit of the lake in the photo...the rest was obscured by snow.
|Oregon is a beautiful state, particularly west of the cascades. Unfortunately, I didn't get much of a chance to explore too much, because, in true Conal-style, I slept in again, this morning. I finally woke up at 11, and then knocked into Joanna at work. She's working in a glasses shop. She got me a super deal on The Best Sunglasses In The World. Wuh Hoo! Rally! Rally! So, anyway, it was after 2 before I left Eugene, so today was a bit of a rush. I've had to knock Redwood National Park of the itinerary, cos I'm wasting all my time sleeping and writing this. Oh well.|
|See where I am today.........||Tell me where I could go tomorrow.....|