Crater Lake

Trip

Day Hike - Crater Lake

Segment 3 of a multi-day photography road trip.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at 6:45am in the parking near the Umpqua River Lighthouse. We will depart by 7am.

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE NOTES BELOW, YOU ARE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE AND THE MEETING TIME AND LOCATION WORK FOR YOU.

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DAY 4

After we depart Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, we'll head east to Dean Creek Elk Viewing area; if we see elk, we’ll spend 30 minutes taking photos; if no elk, we’ll press on.

We'll drive to Thielsen View Campground, arriving around noon. We'll set up camp and have lunch on your own. I'm in Loop C, site 07.

At 1:30pm (approximately), we leave camp and drive to the Sinnot Memorial at Crater Lake to take photos. You will have the rest of the day/evening to explore Crater Lake.

Day 5

We'll drive to Crater Lake at 7am for a morning hike on the Discovery Point Trail; 4 miles round trip with 1400’ elevation gain, taking photos as we go.

After our morning activity, we'll have lunch at the  Rim Village Café.

After lunch, drive to Big Pines RV Park and set up camp

Dinner on your own

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Campsite fill up quickly, so you need to book your site ASAP.

Theilson View Campground reservations - Note: make reservation on Dec. 26th to make sure you get a site!

Big Pines RV Park reservations - need to call 541-433-2785 after January 2, 2018 to make reservation!

SEGMENT 4 OF THIS TRIP

Route/Place

Crater Lake


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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