HIKING DISCOVERY POINT TRAIL Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 5, 2022

All the trails around the volcano crater rim were at least 7,100 feet high. This 2.2 dirt trail, an extension of the Rim Trail, was rated easy with several small climbs of only 100 feet. The trail wove along the southwest rim sometimes through wild bark pine trees and sometimes in the open. It was a rare cloudy, cold, and windy day. Sometimes the sun would briefly poke through and give us a spot of warmth. The entire time, especially at Discovery Point, we had outstanding views of the lake, Wizard Island, and the Phantom Ship to the east in the distance. Back in 1990 when I first visited Crater Lake by myself, I made a pledge that I would return some day with my wife and re-propose to her. So today, 31 years later I did that. I knelt and reproposed to Rosie. Later we stopped by the park visitor center, and I bought her a beautiful ring to commemorate the occasion.

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