What can I say about Crater Lake that wouldn’t be better expressed through photos? Not much. If I hadn’t spent the first part of the day chasing waterfalls on the way up, I still wouldn’t have left Crater Lake until after dark. There were so many different things to see and explore along the shore and I would’ve loved to have planned ahead to camp there for a night, but you need a permit and the spots are only hike-in, which I wasn’t prepared for.
I got there right at lunchtime, so I found a shady nook with a great view and enjoyed my packed lunch while basking in the immensity of the lake before slowly making my way around it. It really is an impressive sight, and even with the wide-angle lens my uncle lent me for the day, I still feel I was barely able to do it justice.