Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Crater Lake Christmas



Anxious to burn off some holiday calories, Lucy and I used the promise of this winter's coldest storm (so far) to entice our friends Galen and Alyson into driving to southern Oregon from Reno for a ski tour at Crater Lake's Garfield Peak on December 28.

I don't have time to write much (and, frankly, this blog has featured plenty of write-ups on Garfield Peak), so for now I'll leave you with a few photos.  Enjoy...





Skinning up after our first lap


Galen admiring the meadows below the caldera rim

Ready to descent through Crater Lake National Park's old growth forests

The lower part of this heart-shaped meadow offered some of the best turns of the day





Lucy and Alyson on East Rim Drive (photo by Galen)

After our initial descent, Galen and I caught a ride to Rim Village for a second lap (photo by Galen)

Yours truly walking back to the car after our second lap (photo by Galen)

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