Sunset paints its own hues in the caldera ...
Crater Lake National Park

sunset at Crater Lake National Park in the cascade mountains of oregon.

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

Once, when Brad and I were making our way home traveling on the Rogue Umpqua scenic Byway, taking advantage of the wonder of the wild and scenic Umpqua River, we went through Crater Lake National Park as we always do. The sun was setting. I had no idea what I would find when we got up there. Indeed, the wonder that might be never occurred to me. Oh but when we got up there! The lake, the caldera, the sky, all were painted in shades of mauve. Sadly, we did not have our cameras with us. :-( Ever since then I've hoped for such a vision as that. Shades of it can be seen in these photos, but nothing as grand and glorious as that which we saw on the day we didn't have our cameras. :-)

Forward ~ Winter gives a different face
to Crater Lake.

Back ~ The crater shapes the lake.

NPS: Crater Lake National Park.

Introduction to the Crater Lake pages.

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.

Or perhaps you'd like to combine both: 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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