Oregon

Day 85-92 July 7-July 14 Cannon Beach, Oregon

Day 85-92 July 7-14 Cannon Beach Oregon
The warm weather inland causes the marine layer to coming in the morning and stay for most of the day although this maid for a cloudy no sun day the temp was much nicer than in the Portland area where the temp was in the 90s where the temp at Cannon Beach was in the low to mid 70s. You could tell that they did not have a problem growing flowers as we drove through the area the shops and homes had amazing flower gardens with all kinds of flowers.

The beaches are very wide and as the tide goes out it creates a great place to walk and the beaches in Oregon are very dog friendly and both of our dogs Chip and Duke just loved to run on the beach. The beach has large rock formations that are called haystacks they’re filled with sea gull nest and with birds flying all around them. We spent about a week in the area and I think we only saw the sun set once due to the marine layer making it very overcast but the one sunset that we say was amazingly beautiful.



Ecola State Park is a short drive from Cannon Beach in fact you can see Cannon Beach for the overlook at the park, Ecloa has a rain forest feel to it with the ferns as tall as 5ft and the ground is covered in moss along with the tree trunks and branches. One day we parked the RV at the overlook area throughout the day there was a small head of Elk that would visit the open area to graze on the grass near the parking lot. 

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Day 74-85 June 26-July 7 Lost Lake Mt Hood Oregon

Day 74-85 June 26-July 7 Lost Lake, Oregon
Lost Lake is tucked back about an hour from town you drive through several orchards and vineyards most of the orchards are pears and cherries. The cherries are a summer crop and the pears are a fall crop, while we were there the cherries were in season and they were wonderful we purchased several bags of them and they were the best cherries we have ever had. The lake has a great view of Mt Hood when the water is calm and the skies are not overcast the view of Mt Hood is breath taking.
Walking the trail around the lake is part trail and part boardwalk with great view of the lake. On the weekends the swimming area and boat rentals are very busy especially when it’s a beautiful sunny day.

Nearby there’s a clearing that is filled with wild flowers mostly Foxglove and Daisies with a wonderful view of Mt Hood. The lake is also a great fishing lake with lots of trout. There are several photos on the wall at the local store that showed some catches of much larger fish most of the ones that we caught were 6 to 13 inches and we did catch a lot of them, they’re very tasty on the grill. 

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Day 71-74 June 22-26 Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake has the most beautiful dark blue water we’ve ever seen, with our stay at Crater Lake early in the season there was a lot of snow throughout the park the road the circles the lake was partially closed not because of snow but there was some debris on the road from the winter months unfortunately the road did not fully reopen although we were able to travel a portion of the road from the south side and north side  but not the furthest most east side of the lake. The temperature was chilly in the mornings but warmed to a comfortable temperature by lunch time.

Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Wizard Island at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

The Lake doesn’t have any rivers leaving the lake but there are many springs that drain the lake through out the summer below is one of those springs it’s amazing how much water is flowing from the spring and everything is so green with lots of moss growing on everything.

Annie Springs at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Annie Springs at Crater Lake National Park Oregon

During our stay we were able to see one great sunrise from the west rim with a great view of the lake and reflection of the sky on the water

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

 

While our photographing one morning I ran across a Yellow-bellied Marmot that was a little shy he only stayed around a couple of minutes before hiding with in the rocks

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Yellow-bellied Marmot

Our Last day at the park a portion of the road that was closed open letting us drive to the trail head to see the Phantom Ship although it started to rain halfway to the over look luckily we planned ahead and grabbed our rain jackets

Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Hiking to view the Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Hiking to view the Phantom Ship at Crater Lake

Click on the image below to see a gallery of photographs take at Creater Lake

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Our stay at Crater Lake was short due to 4 days of rain in the forecast at the end of our planned stay so we decided to move on to Mt Hood in Oregon

2014-06-25_Crater Lake Time Lapse

Crater Lake Time Lapse Photography

 

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We're staying on Lake Vermilion through June 6th then heading to Ham Lake MN to visit with family and friends along with any doctor visits that are needed.

Updated 5-21-2016

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