Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: July 5, 2022
This 1.6-mile moderate dark dirt trail off West Rim Road was a tough 420-foot climb at this altitude. The peak ridge gave us 360 degrees view of crater lake and the surrounding landscape. When 12,000-foot Mt. Mazama erupted and collapsed long ago, it created Crater Lake which is the deepest lake in the USA at 1,943 feet deep. Rim Drive was only open 75% of the way as the East Rim Road area was closed due to snowfall and needed repairs. The strong dropped the temperature to 46 degrees. Still on the upper part of the trail, there were many patches of wildflowers. The final 70 feet of the trail up to the fire lookout tower was closed due to icy snow on the trail.