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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:53 AM

I'm in Medford, Oregon. I drove up to Crater Lake. Un Bloody Real. (Video added)

This is from the southern rim. The water was so flat calm, the distant rim was a perfect mirror. This is about 7000í altitude, and the water is over 1000í below me.

I have a lot more, and am heading back up before dawn to get a Timelapse of the sunrise

What an incredible spectacle



By the way, I realize that doesnít look real, but I promise you, it is a real photograph, taken about 4:30 or so Pacific time, today, Sunday, February 28, 2021, on my iPhone 8




It was breathtaking. It was truly hard to discern where the water ended and the land began, the water was so flat calm. Utterly gorgeous.


Hereís the video I took using my tripod

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Reply I'm in Medford, Oregon. I drove up to Crater Lake. Un Bloody Real. (Video added) (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2021 OP
leftieNanner Mar 2021 #1
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sheshe2 Mar 2021 #12
Tree Lady Mar 2021 #23
RockRaven Mar 2021 #2
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taxi Mar 2021 #6
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MuseRider Mar 2021 #7
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2021 #9
MuseRider Mar 2021 #14
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MuseRider Mar 2021 #33
burrowowl Mar 2021 #10
Gore1FL Mar 2021 #11
chwaliszewski Mar 2021 #13
MurrayDelph Mar 2021 #25
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Permanut Mar 2021 #16
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2021 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #20
FuzzyRabbit Mar 2021 #21
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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:02 AM

1. One of the most beautiful spots

We are in Jackson County as well. Crater Lake is breathtaking! Wonderful picture.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:03 AM

3. Thanks

More to come!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:32 AM

12. I saw the pic.

I was going to ask if it was for real...then read your text.

Unbelievably beautiful. Jaw dropping.

Thank you, ya made my day.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:48 AM

23. Hi, wanted to tell you changed my user name

We still need to meet up! I have had one shot last week, have you had any?

It was so nice out today, we drove to Jacksonville and hiked on the trails.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:02 AM

2. Crater Lake is one of those places that people with an opportunity to see should never decline

The world is too big to see everything yourself, even with infinite resources, never mind the resources of most of us plebs.

But if you have a chance to see Crater Lake, take it, any time of year. It is awesome.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:09 AM

4. Agree 100%

Simply stunning

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:11 AM

5. Me, for scale!



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:17 AM

6. Very nice

Whose footprints are those on the other side of the sign?

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Response to taxi (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:27 AM

8. You mean the shadows?

The very nice young couple of ladies who were gracious enough to take my photo, after I took one of them on their phone!

As far as footprints, well...,.who knows! Lots of visitors, for sure.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:19 AM

7. Oh thank you!

This made this entire crummy day feel good after all! Just one of those days. That is truly one of the most beautiful photos I have seen in a very long time.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:28 AM

9. I'm very glad you liked it!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:41 AM

14. Oh I do!

Other than your roses I like this the best!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:47 AM

17. You're very kind!

For good measure!



I hope you have a joyous Spring.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:07 AM

33. Ooooooooh!

The perfect start to the morning. Thank you.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:29 AM

10. Nice pic!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:30 AM

11. Many years ago...

..I worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in the 90s and early 2000s. Though I resided in St. Louis, MO, I handled through-freight through Portland, OR from my desk from 1990 -1992 before being promoted to the help-desk.
A colleague told me about crater lake, and I have since always wanted to go there.

I have never been to the Pacific North West. I'd like top see Bridal Veil, too. I used to check RR cameras at that location and would sometime see the falls in the background.

Bucket list.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:35 AM

13. We visited 7 years ago at the end of June.

My wife, two daughters, and myself stayed at a resort down in Klamath Falls for a few days and stopped off at the lake on our way back to Washington. We took one of the tour trolleys, which made the visit even more awesome. Next time, we'll actually take the hike down to the shore and maybe the boat tour. Definitely worth visiting if you get the chance.

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:12 AM

25. 15 years ago, before moving to the Oregon Coast

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My wife and I visited Crater Lake for the first (but not last time) on our 6th wedding anniversary. It was June 6th and snowing like a sonuvagun. We took our Christmas Card photo outside of the lodge.

Since then, we've been many times. And in normal times (I.e. non-Covid) I would typically drive past that area six (or more) times a year, preferring to get to Los Angeles via Klamath Falls, Reno, and Bishop rather than Sacramento and Grapevine.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:42 AM

15. It's so still it's hard to believe there's a volcano under there.


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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:50 AM

19. No shit, eh?

Iíll watch for boiling water, and if I see any, Iíll just head down the hill and not say anything!!


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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:45 AM

16. Oregonian here, been up there many times..

Always beautiful, but you just took it to another level.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:49 AM

18. That's very kind of you to say.

I hope to do it justice with a Timelapse in the early Morning! Iíll put up the result tomorrow night or as soon as I can get it uploaded to Vimeo.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:52 AM

20. About fifteen years ago, on a trip to Oregon, I drove to Crater Lake.

And yes, no one should ever pass up the chance to see it.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:44 AM

21. Now I understand

why my dad, after he retired, drove down to Crater Lake every year.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:45 AM

22. So beautiful you found my area

I live in Medford, haven't been to Crater Lake this year. We drove close but turned around few months ago car not ready for snow.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:59 AM

24. I haven't been there in decades

When I was there, I was fortunate enough to get a room at the Crater Lake Lodge, back then, at least, the only lodge permitted by the Park Service, and we had a room overlooking the lake. I havenĎt been back since, but Crater Lake is a place you never forget once you have seen it.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:23 AM

26. Wow - that's really astonishing!

Mirror image.

Absolutely remarkable!

Thanks so much for posting this!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:29 AM

27. Beautiful! Thank you. I needed this.

The video brings it to life. What an experience. These times call for nature however we can get it!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:31 AM

28. how was the drive up with snow

only done it in summer

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:45 AM

32. The road was a bit slick in spots

But no problem, really.

Just now waking up to head back up there and shoot the sunrise. Iím a little more concerned because any water on the road will have frozen, but it should be fine. Iím just going to take it easy

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:27 AM

29. Nothing can prepare you for Crater Lake!

That first sight of it when the car crests the hill and your eyes adjust to what they are seeing and your jaw hits the floor - stunningly beautiful. That iridescent blue just smacks your retinas in the most satisfying fashion.

And then to go down to the water, get out on the dock and throw a stone into it and watch as it falls through the completely transparent water - it will be visible until itís too small to see even were there only air between you and it.

Such an amazing accident of geology. So glad you got to see it in all its splendor! Thanks for the excellent images.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:53 AM

30. great photo...




I am forever grateful that Crater Lake was in my path of travel when I was working... it is beautiful!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:36 AM

31. Wow!

Hella video A H I A! What a sight you were treated to!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 10:36 AM

34. One of my favorite National Parks

The most serene location.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 10:42 AM

35. Surprised that I have signal! I'm at the rim again

Doing the Timelapse

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:36 AM

36. I was up that way years ago while on a motorcycle tour of the US... Stunning is right!!

Correct me if I'm wrong but I seem to remember the Park Ranger saying that the only way the crater gets it's water is via snow and rain. It looses water thru evaporation. There are not streams or rivers that feed it. Also they sent a visual marker down and it was still visible over 100' down.. Very clear water.. bucket list checked..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:47 AM

37. I don't think you are wrong at all

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That is to say, itís a caldera, so any stream is going to start at the top of the rim.

Iím going to give this another 30 minutes and then head back to town.

It was about 20 F when I got here. Itís warming up now that the sun is up, but still windy.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:54 AM

38. In and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky; they stand there...

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #38)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:00 PM

39. One mile over we'll be there

and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you


Absolutely!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:02 PM

40. Beautiful

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 12:48 PM

41. Amazing pic

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 01:44 PM

42. IF you took more, please post!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:06 PM

43. They close the rim road a couple weekends in September

For bicyclists and walkers to enjoy. Iíve camped at Diamond Lake and ridden my bicycle up there a couple times.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:00 PM

44. VERY cool! Please, please, please post a link to a large format version- TIA

 

That would make a truly awesome desktop

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:58 PM

45. I'm happy this photo was enjoyed by so many of you. I'm going to put up another thread with more.

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Iíll put the link here when I get it all sorted out, but of course, it will be kind of obvious!

Hereís the new thread;
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181477501

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:30 PM

46. WOW. That's incredible! n/t

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