Cleetwood Trail
brings one with willing feet down to the lake ...
Crater Lake National Park

down at the water's edge at Crater Lake National Park in the cascade mountains of oregon.

Travel Oregon and ... experience the changing moods of Crater Lake

As always lake and mountain makes its own weather bringing the mystery of light to the brief dance we call summer. This but part of the mystery of Crater Lake.

And not so surprising, given it is Crater Lake, the day didn't seem overcast, that is, until we got down by the lake. Even so, one member of our group took a swim. :-) And if you're wondering, seeing it from down inside the caldera, that's Mt Scott peaking up over the rim in the background.

Forward ~ Hiking to the top of Mt Scott
at Crater Lake National Park.

Back ~ Hiking Garfield Peak on the rim at Crater Lake.

NPS: Crater Lake National Park.

Introduction to the Crater Lake pages.

Cascade Mountain Range: Mt McLoughlin viewed to the left in the distance, and Union Peak at the far right, pictured with Crater Lake Caldera in the foreground to the right.

winter photographed at crater lake national park in the cascades of southern oregon.

Want to hike? Hiking Trails at Crater Lake: Sun Notch and Garfield Trail gives views of Phantom Ship, Annie Creek Canyon, Mt Scott gives expansive views of Crater Lake, the Cascade Mountains, Diamond Lake, Klamath Basin and more, Watchman Peak gives a different perspective on Wizard Island, Cleetwood Cove leads down to the lake and the boat launch, Godfrey Glen is a simple yet nice hike not far from the south entrance of the park ...

Visit Crater Lake National Park on the Diverse Loop Tour, traveling the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway and Crater Lake Hwy, Oregon Hwy 62: Travel Directions, Map; Scenery. Enjoy the Rogue River National hiking trails, waterfalls, Cascade Mountains, the wild and scenic Rogue River and more.

Or perhaps see Crater Lake National Park also on the the Umpqua Waterfall Tour, traveling the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway and the Crater Lake Hwy, Oregon Hwy 62: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery: enjoy sightseeing, the wild and scenic Umpqua River, hiking trails to waterfalls and along the river, hot springs; water sports.

If you like, combine both tours: Directions and Map.

Sightseeing in Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat in
Klamath Basin. See Crater Lake National Park, National Wildlife Refuges and Wetlands:
Bald Eagles. Birding trails, hiking trails, hiking with no trails, canoeing; etc.

crater lake national park near gathering light ... a retreat in southern oregon near crater lake national park: cabins, treehouses on the river in the forest.

Travel on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway to Gathering Light ... a retreat: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery on the Umpqua River: hiking trails, waterfalls, the wild and scenic Umpqua River; Crater Lake and more.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips in Oregon and California of around 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places, opportunities to explore, photograph nature untrammeled: hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and more near to the retreat and Crater Lake: Travel Directions Map and Scenery.

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Union Peak as viewed from behind the visitor's center at Rim Village at Crater Lake National Park, pictured to the left.

Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.