Trail Climbs to Breathtaking Crater Lake View

Crater Lake provided the backdrop on the first day of August for our hike to Garfield Peak, a stone’s throw above 8,000 feet and 2,000 feet higher than the surface of the deepest fresh water lake in the USA. Sue and I found the altitude a bit challenging for our lungs at first, but after a stop for snacks, made it to the top in less than an hour. We are fortunate that our home in Ashland, Oregon, is just a two-hour drive from the national park.

Matt and Karen Smith wrote my favorite national parks book, Dear Bob and Sue, in which they describe their visits to every American national park. Their presentation is unique and entertaining; check it out by clicking on the cover. They have just published book three in the Dear Bob and Sue series. Sue and I also enjoyed the Smiths’ book about their Grand Canyon dory trip, Dories Ho!

4 thoughts on “Trail Climbs to Breathtaking Crater Lake View

  1. Crater lake is a beautiful vista. I am so happy I saw it once on a long road trip in the USA. Just anote for you, Reg. I saw you are following my blog Fun and Life. This was my first blog and after a while it was full. I am not posting on this one. I started a second blog -in French- called La Marche to share all the great walks we have done in many places. Finally I just started ( last Friday) FUNandLIFE.2. This one will describe our recent walk in France on the GR65. I will post here every Tuesday morning. I hope you will enjoy it. Have a good WE.


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