When I told people I had never been to Crater Lake, I’d often get the answer, “Really?? But you’re from here, right?” Yes, I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and for 21 years, had never seen Crater Lake. I decided that I would change that this month, so I got a day off work, booked a hotel, and went to Crater Lake with my family!
Wizard Island is actually another volcano that formed after the eruption of Mt. Mazama, which created Crater Lake.
We entered the park through the North Entrance and then drove the entire Rim Drive. The entire Rim is only open until late October, so I think we made it just in time. However, the Lodge closed 6 days ago, so we did just miss that. Some highlights of the Rim Drive were the Pinnacles, the Rim Village, the Phantom Ship, and the Pumice…
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