Friday, June 27, 2014
Oregon and California Day 3
We woke to a warm, sunny day in Grants Pass and drove north to Crater Lake after breakfast. The drive was awesome because Oregon is beautiful. Temperatures dropped and it started to rain as we got closer to the Park. The park ranger at the gate told us visibility would be poor because of dense fog. We were pleased when we arrived at the mountain top to find it wasn't too foggy to see the lake. Thankfully most of the snow had melted leaving patches here and there and none on the road. We braved the drizzle and rain to enjoy the view of the lake, island and rim to take pictures. After buying lunch in the gift shop's snack bar, we climbed the stairs to the second floor to sit and eat by a window with a view of the crater's lake.
The weather improved as we drove Interstate 5 south from Oregon back into California. We saw several spent volcanoes, California's volcanic legacy. This is a picture of Shasta Mountain, a huge mountain and former volcano, taken from a rest stop.