Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Walking for Words – Crater Lake, Oregon

Authors don’t live by writing and caffeine alone.  For me, I also crave a bit of hiking, and so, from time to time, I add a “Walking for Words” post … just for a change of pace (pun intended).  This time, it’s Crater Lake, Oregon.

Crater Lake is known for its deep blue color and clarity, which I only partially captured since the day was overcast (as if my phone could really capture the beauty).  At a depth of 1,949 feet, it’s the deepest lake in the United States, formed when the volcano, Mount Mazama, erupted some 7,700 years ago.  The resulting caldera was then filled by the heavy snowfall and rainfall of the area, the snow averaging over 500 inches a year.

The second day I was there (May 24), visitors were treated to a gorgeous sunrise, with the streaks of clouds in the sky matched by the fingers of fog over the lake.  Truly spectacular.

And finally, the obligatory picture of me, this time on the Rim Trail around the lake.  Most of it was still under snow, but with the road closed but passable, there was always a way to continue.  And speaking of continuing, time to get back to the latest manuscript if I’m going to have it out this year as planned.

Happy reading…and hiking, BmP 

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