Crater Lake

It was a Memorial Day road trip that was unforgettable for the most part because I felt like I stepped into Narnia (that was a line from my journal of that trip). I remember leaving California early, the sun came out before we got to the Oregon border which was some 3 hours later. The sun was shining brightly in Oregon until we hit traffic near the entrance of Crater Lake. On both sides of the road, the trees were all covered with snow, the ground was filled with it some 2 feet I surmised. When it was our turn to pay the entrance fee (10 dollars, up to now I consider the best bang for my buck), the gatekeeper warned us that visibility was very minimal. We wont be able to see the anything she said and if we wanted to get in anyway. Hell yeah, we both said. And my adventure to Narnia began.

Simply put this was one of the best sights I've seen and maybe I romanticed snow and wintry landscape having been raised in a tropical setting, but I cannot forget the beauty of Crater Lake in all these white. I may not be able to visit Crater Lake again, although I plan to see it in summertime, but this one experience would last me a lifetime of memories.

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  1. Winter wonderland Maria and as you say just like Narnia.
    Sheer beauty well captured:)

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  2. So very beautiful. A Winter scene we can only dream of here! Blessings of the season to you!

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  3. WOW, that is a beautiful photo!!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Take care and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. Wow, that looks magical! the fog in the lake is cool-cold!!!

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  5. A drastic change of scenery ! Shades to Narnia eh? Nice shot :)

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  6. it indeed looked very much like narnia. i showed this to my brother as he stayed there years back. he knows the place.

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  7. the scene is very movie-like indeed. =)

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  8. Crater Lake must have been awesome to see in all that snow. I bet it felt really magical. I've seen a few times in the summer time ~ once when I hiked through it on the Pacific Crest Trail. It's definitely a jewel in the Oregon Cascades.

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  9. Very beautiful mountain scenery. The snow is simply lovely.

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  10. Such a wonderful winter scape. I love the magical atmosphere!

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  11. Beautiful! I wonder how it looks in summer?

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  12. I had a fairly similar experience to you on my visit one June. It was not I started to climb from the entrance gate that I ran in to the snow. Alas, the rim drive was shut ebcasue of the snow.

    Your image brings back happy memories.

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  13. I visited the place many summers ago but I did not realize it can be as beautiful in winter. Happy New Year!

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  14. Beautiful! It does remind me of Narnia! Hope to see something like this as well.

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