Our last day in the Redwoods promised more rain, so we decided to drive an extra 260 mile loop to go see Crater Lake on the way back to Portland. We really didn't know if we could even get there as normally the road is closed this time of year.
They did have only the south road to Crater Lake open
If you are wondering they have had 44 feet of snow. Below is the visitor center and lodge ( only the roof is visible
A view of the Crater Lake Lodge over the hill
Park Headquarters below
The front entrance to Park Headquarters buried beneath 20 feet of snow
Leaving Crater Lake- the entrance station covered in snow.
What a great time we had. We left Crater Lake and looped north back toward Hwy 5 and stopped in Eugene for dinner and had fabulous pizza in the old city center. We did catch some very hard rain for the last hour of our drive, but made it back to Portland and the plane ride home the next morning.
Mezza Luna Pizzeria, Eugene Or.
Curly Redwood Lodge- Crescent City, CA.
OUR BEST WISHES GO TO ALL THE RESIDENTS OF JAPAN AND CRESCENT CITY AFTER THE RECENT TSUNAMI