Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA August 9 to 12th 2011
(previous from Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley)
To our surprise, the average temperature at night during the warmest month of the year (August) is 4 degrees. On our first night, the thermometer reached 2 degrees! There was snow remaining in our campground!
Actually, this National Park receives on average 50 feet (20 meters+) of snow every year, so there were roads and many hiking trails still closed during our visit in mid-August. Some of the trails (and roads) are open for about a month every year only!
I have no words to describe how beautiful this crater was. I have never seen water so blue in my entire life… To see snow capped volcanoes at a distance with clean dark blue water was simply magical. We hiked several trails during our 3 day stay at that park.
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