Weekend at Crater Lake and Green Lakes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    For my wife's birthday we wanted to do something "special". So what could be better than a visit to Crater Lake? :)
    We had booked a 3 day weekend in Bend, Oregon. Drove down to Crater Lake on Friday and spent Saturday hiking in the Three Sister Wilderness (which is close to Bend).

    Weather was great, sunny but not too hot.. we had a fantastic time, one of the best weekends of the year :)

    Gear-wise it was the same setup that I used in the North Cascades in July (Olympus EM-1 & 14-54mm & 75-300mm and a hiking pole with small ballhead as monopod.)
    I only added a good nylon belt to my gear, with water-bottles and lens-switch-case attached.


    Friday, lunchtime:

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    Kate's birthday picnic by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    someone else was having a snack too :)

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    ground squirrel by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    view from Garfield Peak in the afternoon:

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    Garfield Peak by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    the landscape surrounding Crater Lake:

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    back down from Garfield Peak by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    Wizard Island in the evening:

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    Wizard in the evening by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    leaving Crater Lake via the north exit - sunset over the Cascades:

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    leaving Crater Lake by tilman paulin, on Flickr



    Saturday - hiking from Todd Lake to Green Lakes:

    Entering the Three Sister Wilderness - "Broken Top" in the background:

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    Broken Top by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    view towards Sparks Lake:

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    Sparks Lake by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    arriving at Green Lakes:

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    Green Lakes by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    lunch break :)

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    Green Lakes lunch break :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
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  2. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Hmm, just noticing that Google Chrome on Android cuts off part of the images on the right side.
    Is there some way to fix this? Do I need to post images in a certain way? (Using flickrs BBcode at the moment)
     
  3. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    The first is my fav.
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Awesome scenery beautifully captured.
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The pictures all display fine for me with Chrome on a Windows laptop. Well, more than fine actually; they look great! I'm going to vote for the third as my favourite.
     
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  6. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    The third and fourth are my favourites.

    -R
     
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  7. Simsy

    Simsy New to SC

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    Sep 2, 2014
    Some stunning shots there I am loving the firs and the sunset.
     
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