Thursday, August 14, 2008

This is Crater Lake

It is beautiful, and the deepest lake in the U.S., which is what gives
it it's stunning blue color. We are about to hike the rim trail out of

Crater Lake

This is a picture of me realizing we forgot to take a picture with
Cam, Erin, LandShark, and me during our visit at Crater Lake. They
drove all the way up here just to spend one night with us... and it
was fun. We laughed, we cried, we made them hike 4 mikes with us, we
ate lots of spaghetti with homemade sauce, and we played a rousing
game of poker with Johnny Cache and Rafiki.

It was wonderful to see them and sad to say goodbye. While we still
love our hike, seeing friends and family makes us realize how much we
look forward to coming home.

The 100 miles from Ashland to Crater Lake was somewhat uneventful. We
did enjoy big miles, big trees that provided shade, and a few scenic
views. We also met a section hiker who had to get in his tent because
of the mosquitos - he's a former marine. I didn't think they were that

One final note - I now fit in Erin's jeans. Who would have ever

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Since we were already here, we decided to stay for breakfast. And it
was worth it... check out that fruit bowl!!