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Old 08-15-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Weekend Ride - Crater Lake

Well this past weekend I decided to go on a ride and was up in the air all week as to what my final destination was going to be. Saturday morning came and I decided on Crater Lake, Oregon. Left the house around 10:30 AM, took 101/1 all the way up to Arcata, took 299 east, then cut over East/North on highway 96. 96 is a GREAT ride, twistie, scenic, and a big lack of traffic. 96 hooked up to I-5 just before the Oregon border and I took that all the way into Medford. Arrived in Medford about 8:30 PM, looked at my tire and worried it didn't have enough meat left to get me all the way back home. Made some calls and found out that ALL of the motorcycle shops up there are closed on Sundays...so no new tire for me.

Sunday morning got on the road at about 9 AM and headed for Crater Lake. It's about 1 and 1/2 hours away from Medford and BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Crater Lake has a road, 30 miles long around the outside of the crater that offers views like this...

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:26 AM   #3
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my loaded down bike, complete with tent/sleeping bag and fishing pole, none of which I put to use this weekend...

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:31 AM   #4
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After Crater Lake it was time to head home. With worries of my tire losing what rubber it had left I decided to shoot down I-5 all the way back home as it was the fastest/most populated area. Figured if my tire does start looking too bad I can always find a place to spend the night and wait for motorcycle shops to open on Monday to mount a new tire for me. I ended up making it all the way home on I-5 but let me tell you, it was PURE HELL. I knew it was going to be, and I wasn't disappointed. By the time I got home my hands didn't want to open anymore and my legs were cramped like never before.
Lessons for next time: Take off the aftermarket rearsets and put the stockers back on! Buy a Corbin & look into Helibars for the bike. If I wouldn't have had to take I-5 back home I would have been OK I think. Twisties are fine, it's those straight shots that kill. Anyway all in all it was worth it.

1,150 Miles in 2 days was total milage.

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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...didja feed all the pavlovian chipmunks ?

Amazing place. We rode up there last year.... simply amazing.
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:17 PM   #6
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You know, I didn't see a single chipmunk!! I forgot about them, but on pashnit's site he has a picture of a chipmunk up there...but nope, they hid from me!
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Very, very cool looking place. Is that the same Crater Lake that was decimated by Mt St. Helens in the 80's?
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Great pics! Looks like a really beautiful place
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Is that the same Crater Lake that was decimated by Mt St. Helens in the 80's?
I don't think so? Crater Lake is closer to California than it is to Washington. I found from reading the little pamphlets though that Crater Lake actually was a Volcano at one time, it just collapsed in on itself. Also it's the deepest lake in the United States at a depth of 1,900 feet or something like that...ok, enough useless knowledge out of me!


Mars: It was beautiful, I saw a lot of beautiful scenery and roads during this trip, was just too lazy to stop and take pictures for most of it!
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Wouldn't it be fun to camp out on the little volcano in the center?

I was there as a little kid. Really a magical type of place.

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Very, very cool looking place. Is that the same Crater Lake that was decimated by Mt St. Helens in the 80's?
...nope, different place, and much much older.

But they are related, as that whole area is just studded with volcanoes. If you ever take a moment to fly up the coast to Washington, you'll indeed fly over Mt. St. Helens(and marvel at decimated the blast area) but you'll also realize how close all these volcanoes are, and how aligned they are. It's incredible.

As you stand at the rim of Crater Lake, there are various markers that show the entire mountain surrounded by dead and dormant volcanoes on the horizon. It really makes you think...

If you ever get the chance, you should ride up there.

To the Native Americans of the area, this was one of their most sacred sites. So much that for centuries they never revealed it's location to outsiders, and except by accident or from the air, one would never know it was there.


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Native Peoples

Crater Lake was the basis of much local Native American legend, as the stories of its creation have been passed down through the centuries. Local Native Americans witnessed the collapse of Mount Mazama and kept the event alive in their legends. One ancient legend of the Klamath people closely parallels the geologic story which emerges from today's scientific research. The legend tells of two Chiefs, Llao of the Below World and Skell of the Above World, pitted in a battle which ended up in the destruction of Llao's home, Mt. Mazama. The battle was witnessed in the eruption of Mt. Mazama and the creation of Crater Lake.

Geology

The lake was formed after the collapse of an ancient volcano, posthumously named Mount Mazama. This volcano violently erupted approximately 7,700 years ago. That eruption was 42 times as powerful as the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The basin or caldera was formed after the top 5,000 feet of the volcano collapsed. Subsequent lava flows sealed the bottom, allowing the caldera to fill with approximately 4.6 trillion gallons of water from rainfall and snow melt, to create the seventh deepest lake in the world at 1,932 feet.

Rolling mountains, volcanic peaks, and evergreen forests surround this enormous, high Cascade Range lake, recognized worldwide as a scenic wonder. On summer days, neither words or photographs can capture Crater Lake's remarkable blueness. For much of the year, usually October to July at higher elevations, a thick blanket of snow encircles the lake. Snowfall provides most of the park's annual 66 inches of precipitation.

Crater Lake rarely freezes over completely; it last did in 1949. Heat from the summer sun stored in the immense body of water retards ice formation throughout the winter. On the earth clock, natural forces only recently constructed this landscape. Lava flows first formed a high plateau base on which explosive eruptions then built the Cascade volcanoes. Humans probably witnessed the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Mazama about 7,700 years ago.



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Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States
The second deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere
The seventh deepest lake in the world
Maximum lake depth: 1932 feet
Average lake depth: 1500 feet
Maximum lake width: 6 miles
Lake surface elevation: 6176 feet
Wizard Island elevation: 6940 feet
Wizard Island height above water: 764 feet
Hillman Peak, highest point on rim: 8151 feet
Mount Scott, highest point in park: 8929 feet
Union Peak: 7709 feet
Rim Village elevation: 7100 feet
Precipitation, yearly average: 66 inches
Snowfall, yearly average: 44 feet
Maximum snow depth at Park Headquarters: 21 feet
Park Size: 183224 acres

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Old 08-15-2003, 07:06 PM   #13
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Very, very cool looking place. Is that the same Crater Lake that was decimated by Mt St. Helens in the 80's?
The lake that was vaporized was Spirit Lake. The runoff from the melted mountain snow and debris flooded the Toutle river and made it's way to the Columbia river to the Ocean.

The area around Mt. St. Helens is amazing...a great ride if you get up to that area.

I still remember having to clean the volcanic ash outta the gutters after the many eruptions....

fun living spitting distance to an active volcano
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Old 08-16-2003, 08:57 AM   #14
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Nice shots of the lake! I was up that way a couple weeks ago
from San Jose but I was on my 2000 BMW R1100 RT....
This bike makes 1000 mile days no problem..... I have an 03 R1
and I love it up in the twistys but would never ride it on that
trip...You are Da Man! My back would have quit on me long before
the 1000 mile mark. Amazing........
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