Today we headed out about 11:30 to Crater Lake National Park. It was a bit of an overcast day and the weather at Crater Lake is about 25 degrees cooler than where we currently are. So we made sure to dress warmly and bring our coats.
Our dog Bailey was so excited to finally get to go for a car ride.
We had to drive up around Klamath Lake and the view was so pretty. It did start to sprinkle a bit on our way up. Hopefully it is just in this area.
The drive up was so pretty. They had some farmland and mountains in the distance. It was a very enjoyable drive and took us about 1 hour to get to our destination.
Crater Lake National Park.
They get tons of snow up here starting mid October.
They had this green mossy stuff on most of the trees here.
We stopped for lunch and had a creek below us that you could hear. It was so peaceful and quiet. Being that we went on a Thursday it wasn't very busy.
Finished with lunch and getting ready to head into the park.
Lots and lots of evergreen trees. They also had a creek running most of the way till we got to the ranger station.
Ranger Station and showing our annual pass.
Our drive to the Visitor Center.
We stopped at the Visitor Center to get our Passport Book stamped and to get our penny and sticker to go in as well.
Yikes, I think we will skip visiting in the Winter!!
Heading to the Lake. Drive was so beautiful!!
This is the other visitor center. At this center you can catch a trolley to take you around the park. They also have a hotel as well.
Family Photos at Crater Lake.
So beautiful, hard to believe this was once a volcano!!
This bird and chipmunk were posing for us. I think they liked having their picture taken!!
More pictures of the lake.
The Phantom Ship.
A posing Chipmunk.
Such a beautiful lake and area!!
Enjoying our dinner at Klamath Basin Brewing Company. There was a group behind us that was having a good time and a person started clapping. It was so funny because then Garrett started clapping, of course everyone thought it was funny. He is so funny and brings smiles to everyone's faces!! Our dinner was wonderful as well.