"it was total, it was pure" Top 5 Page for this destination Crater Lake National Park Favorite Tip by richiecdisc

Crater Lake National Park Favorites: 14 reviews and 27 photos

  it was perfection
by richiecdisc

Fondest memory: Once it got dark, we went back to camp to make up dinner and were surprised to find the campground besieged by mosquitoes. There seemed to be millions of them. With the late snow melt, they were just coming into spring mode which we had already experienced a bit in Yosemite a few weeks earlier. But that had mostly been in the backcountry. This was right in the drive in campground. We got through a very quick meal and took refuge in the tent. We knew we would have a very early start. We talked little about the next morning but surely nodded off with visions of perfection in our thoughts.

We awoke long before the sun the next morning and packed up our tent before the mosquitoes came out for their breakfast. We ate some cereal bars on our way over to the best of the overlooks that we had scouted the previous night. It pays to do your homework and we knew what would be the best vantage point for the sunrise. Now, all we would need was a little luck. Coming up over the rim on this very fine and cold morning, we gazed upon a giant blue reflective mirror. It was total, it was pure. We looked at each other and smiled. It was perfection.

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  • Updated Oct 16, 2009
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