It’s 41 degrees when I leave in the dark, though it will rise into the 80s by the time I return.
Crater Lake is a little more than an hour north and east of me, and I’m anxious to get there.
Scenic outlooks (saved for the way back) with natural bridges and waterfalls. Solo drives through silent forests. The road perfectly eastward glowing gold in the reflecting sunrise.
But most of all, Crater Lake: