Day 2 - Crater Lake and Beyond
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2007-07-11 Crater Lake and Beyond

We finished with Mount Saint Helens in the early evening on our first day. We were going to stop in Portland but decided to head on south to avoid the morning rush hour traffic in Portland -- which in my opinion has the most confusing freeways.

So we drove until midnight, eliminating any idea of camping, and spent the first night at a motel in Albany, Oregon.  We got up early and drove a couple of hours to Crater Lake.

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At the north end of Rim Drive around Crater Lake. 
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Spreading Phlox, a high-mountain flower.
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Wizard Island
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Nearby forest fires gave us haze making difficult for good exposures.
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Gregg figured this cliff was about a 1000 foot drop to the surface of Crater Lake.
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Looking east from the north edge of Rim Drive.
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Double Click!  Then maybe you can read the documentation.
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Gregg had been to Crater Lake with his brother Paul in the summer of 1995. I was there with Jack in 1999, but it was early in the season and snow was still blocking the Rim Drive. This was my first trip around the drive.
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Still figuring out the new camera.
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It wasn't until later I realized the automatic exposure was  set to "+1" making the hazy day even worse.
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About an hour away from Crater Lake was Klamath Falls.
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There we saw this neat "Pig Bus". I took these pictures for Verna back at work.  Even though she is well beyond collecting pig stuff because it is cute, she still gets souvenirs and stuff like this in her e-mail.
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