We planned to go past the park on our trip, but the weather was not looking great later in the week, and since we had to wait for the new pack to arrive anyway, Roger hatched a plan to leave our gear with Lorena and Dick, and just ride out to Crater Lake on the one day that looked like it would be clear. So that's what we did.
|View across Klamath Lake en route|
The first 30 miles of the ride were dead flat, and cut through pretty county. Then we turned up toward the mountain, and started a slow ascent, which ended with about 2500 feet to the rim. It was an arduous climb on the tandem, even without our gear, but the trip was totally worth it.
|Plenty of snow as we approach the summit|
Anyone who has ever been to Crater Lake can attest to its beauty. If you have never been, then I hope someday you will be able to see this marvel.
|We made it!|
The day's report: Klamath Falls to Crater Lake, 82.5 miles/1230 to date