Posts tagged: Crater Lake
NATIONAL PARKS — Early snowmelt is allowing Crater Lake National Park to open East Rim Drive circling Crater Lake to non-motorized traffic, providing a rare experience for visitors to enjoy the park on foot or on bike this weekend, June 22 and 23.
Under the plan, East Rim Drive Road will be open to non-motorized vehicles only (except for administrative and emergency vehicles) from North Junction around the East Rim of Crater Lake all the way to the intersection at Crater Lake National Park Headquarters and the Steel Visitors Center. Hwy 62 through the south end of the park, West Rim Drive and the North Entrance Road will be open to vehicles. Regular parking areas will be open, but generally fill up quickly.
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY — Many of Oregon's iconic natural features are captured in this soothing production of time-lapse photography.
It's called “Finding Oregon, by Uncage the Soul Productions.
NATIONAL PARKS — A storm dumping 9 inches of snow on Oregon's western mountains Tuesday brought the total snowfall at Crater Lake National Park to 615 inches, with more expected before the end of the season.
The normal amount of snowfall through April 26 is 492 inches and this season's total is already well above the park’s average snowfall through May of 524 inches.
The last time the park measured more than 600 inches of snow was the winter of 1998-99, when the total was 674 inches.
The snowpack at park headquarters on Tuesday was 144 inches deep — an even 12 feet — good news for Klamath Basin irrigators and wetlands this summer.