The following pictures were taken June 27 at Crater Lake National Park. We were staying at the Crater Lake Lodge. The park, lake, and lodge were all beautiful, and I highly recommend all of them. I will warn you that the park has the worst mosquitos that I've ever experienced. Bring insect repellent!
Here are a few shots that I took of the lake itself. They progress from right to left. If you look closely, you can see pollen floating in the water.
I tried to take some wild flower shots, but it was too early in the season to find very many to photograph.
Here's some mysterious moss growing out of the ground.
Here are a couple of mushroom pictures. I once saw a lady on tv who made her living finding and selling rare mushrooms to high-dollar food stores. I have no idea what kind of mushrooms there are.
Crater Lake receives over 44 feet of snow in an average winter. With all of that moisture, some of the trees are very tall. Their branches point downward to help them shed snow. Here's a group of smaller trees growing in a very odd place.
One of my more "artistic" shots. An extreme close-up of an ant.
Staying at the lodge was incredible. The rooms are small with no tv and no phone, but the view more than made up for it. Here's the evening view from our room.
To see a live shot of the lake click here and go to the line that mentions the Crater Cam.
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