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August 13: A return to Crater Lake and Kalamth Falls

It was time to start heading south again and we wanted to see Crater Lake one more time. The story about Crater Lake is about another cataclysmic event, but I won’t go into detail except to say that this time the volcano collapsed into itself and created a vast crater, or bowl, which then filled with snow and water over time. 252 more words


Crater Lake NP and a walk on the Toketee Waterfall Trail

Crater Lake and Toketee Trail

Yesterday was Crater Lake NP day. A beautiful Oregon day with not a cloud in the sky. I had been informed by a reliable source (lady who cut my hair) to be sure and stop at the waterfalls on the way there. 675 more words

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Wishing the National Park Service a happy 100th birthday with a Crater Lake Memory...and a bear!

To help celebrate the centennial year of the National Park Serivce, Pendleton sent out a call for national park memories to our Pendleton employees. We received so many fun responses–memories and photos and close encounters of the wildlife kind. 76 more words

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Ruining Reputations: A Tale of Two Weekends

Never judge a book by its cover. Or a city by its television coverage. So the saying goes (sort of).

But reputations exist for a reason. 1,249 more words


100 Years of National Park Service

The National Park Service turns 100 tomorrow (Aug. 25. 2016), and the old girl is as beautiful as ever! Today, she is responsible for the protection of over 84 million acres of land comprised of 410 sites. 211 more words


Simple rules

I kept repeating three things to myself during the Crater Lake Rim Run 13 mile race. They became a mantra I relied on completely.

Don’t look down (at my timing watch). 29 more words


The Mobs of Crater Lake (July 4 2015)

The couple who rescued our screenhouse yesterday are heading to the town of Merrill, just across the Oregon border.

“It’s the cutest town and they have a nice Fourth of July parade,” they tell us. 629 more words

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