Sunday, November 11, 2018

Crater Lake National Park


Finally made the trek down to the beautiful Crater Lake this past summer! Years back I thought crater lake was formed by a giant meteorite but it turns out that it was an imploding mountain which is pretty hardcore. While we were only here for a day, we were able to see quite a bit of the park. I would recommend starting at the visitors center then working your way around to each viewpoint...




Yer a wizard...island, Harry 


To the right is Vidae Falls which is easily accessible from the road.

Phantom Ship - the oldest formation of Crater Lake, estimated to be around 400.000 years old!



I would highly recommend taking the Cleetwood Cove Trail down to the water. It's a little difficult walking back but the views are totally worth it. If you're willing to brave the cold waters, people are welcome to swim and fish.


This was the only pic I was able to snap down in the crater before my camera died...smh.

I was definitely in awe of Crater Lake. I remember always seeing pictures on Pinterest and in travel magazine but it's, of course, a different experience entirely when you get the chance to see it in-person. We went toward the end of July and there were still patches of snow so I would definitely recommend visiting during the summer months as it was still cool and comfortable enough for a hike. One thing I just couldn't get over was how blue the water was...like very, truly, blue almost suspiciously so. I cannot wait to make a return trip with Lewis and hopefully explore more of the trails. 




Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hobbit Seedcakes



"A little beer would suit me better, if it's all the same to you, my good sir," said Balin with the white beard. "But I don't mind some cake - seed-cake if you have any."
"Lots!" Bilbo found himself answering, to his own surprise; and he found himself scuttling off, too, to the cellar to fill a pint beer-mug, and to the pantry to fetch two beautiful round seed-cakes which he had baked that afternoon for his after-supper morsel.
                                                             -- The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, Chapter One