Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Crazy Daisy Tour Day 20: Bend, OR to Klamath Falls, OR
We enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful forests and lava fields to Crater Lake National Park. We stop at the gatehouse and pay $10 entry fee. The views are spectacular and can't really be captured on film. I took the above photo at Watchman's Overlook. "This pull out offers an unmatched view of Wizard Island, a cinder-cone volcano named for its resemblance to a sorcerer's pointed hat. Wizard Island erupted out of the lake around 7,300 years ago and features a 27 metre crater in its rocky summit." Source: Crater Lake Reflections Visitor Guide.
At Klamath Falls we have lunch at The Daily Bagel - smoked salmon, cream cheese, onion and capers on pumpernickel bagels. En route to our hotel we stop to have Trudi washed by an enthusiastic group who were holding a fundraising car wash to support a basketball team who will be going to a tournament in a nearby town.
Daily distance: 279 km Fuel cost: $9