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Crater Lake - 3 members in 9 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 05 2017
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52 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2017
BiFrostTriplogs 1,070
Hiking2.83 Miles 496 AEG
Hiking2.83 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   1.57 mph
496 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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slowandsteady
On the way back from the Rim to Rim hike we were looking for a short hike just to stretch the legs and get some fresh air. Doing a quick check on Route Manager noticed this short route into Crater Lake that looked like the perfect amount of effort. We arrived short of the track start to find it blocked…looks like maybe the forest service has dug up the road to keep people from driving it. But it only added ¼ mile to the track so not an issue.

Once past the road obstacle we continued up the old road section to the crater entrance. There is a fence to pass through and then down into the crater. We hiked down and around the small pond partway before stopping to sit for a beverage. After the break hiked back to the gate but instead of going back down we did another loop this time around the rim of the crater. The hike around the rim is easy off trail with great views the whole way of Kendrick on one side and Humphreys on the other and is well worth the time. Then headed back down to finish off the short hike.
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Nov 05 2017
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 Routes 67
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 Triplogs 694

48 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2017
slowandsteadyTriplogs 694
Hiking2.83 Miles 496 AEG
Hiking2.83 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   1.57 mph
496 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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BiFrost
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Aug 03 2014
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 Guides 6
 Photos 341
 Triplogs 223

66 male
 Joined May 13 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2014
hikeazTriplogs 223
Hiking1.30 Miles 240 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles      45 Mns   1.73 mph
240 ft AEG
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Even after the deluge of rain on Friday afternoon and the all-night rain of Saturday, the 'lake' was barely a bog. BUT - it was still a wonderful saunter. We were rewarded for hiking in the rain by seeing a couple of small elk herds moving through the forest on the downhill side of the trail on the way up.
Roads in the area were, as you could imagine, a mud quagmire. It was fun to watch some hardcore mountain bikers making their way through the slop on ever-increasing-diameter tires.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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"The censorship method ... is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Jun 17 2014
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 Routes 292
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46 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2014
StoicTriplogs 546
Hiking1.29 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking1.29 Miles      42 Mns   2.09 mph
457 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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2nd hike today with the pups.
Easy trail to the top. I looped around then hiked back..
Damn wind!
Named place
Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Crater Lake
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Aug 09 2013
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 Guides 8
 Routes 4
 Photos 1,845
 Triplogs 649

36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Uncle CHUMS Summer HAZfest 2013, AZ 
Uncle CHUMS Summer HAZfest 2013, AZ
 
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HippyTriplogs 649
Car Camping
Car Camping3 Days         
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Partners 34 partners
HAZ - Event
Alex
ASUAviator
azbackpackr
Barrett
beterarcher
BiFrost
BobP
chumley
cindyl
ElliotAlford
GrottoGirl
Hikergirl81
JoelHazelton
John9L
Jonnybackpack
juliachaos
laurabalaura
LittleKnee
moo
MyRudy
nonot
Oregon_Hiker
outdoor_lover
Pivo
PrestonSands
RedwallNHops
slowandsteady
snakemarks
southpawaz
squatpuke
tibber
Tugger
uphill_junkie
VolcanoCLMBR
Another wonderful weekend with wonderful people in a wonderful place...wonderful!

Really though, it was a pleasure meeting so many new HAZzers and reuniting with old friends as well.
I was a little disappointed with the campfire situation this time around but...nonot can't be expected to create perfection every time...especially when Uncle Chums didn't provide him with NEARLY enough deadfall...oh well, maybe next year.

I was very pleased with how ridiculously clean our massive campsite was after our departure, great job everyone and thank you!! :y:
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Aug 09 2013
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

40 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
CHUMS Summer HAZfest 2013, AZ 
CHUMS Summer HAZfest 2013, AZ
 
Car Camping avatar Aug 09 2013
juliachaosTriplogs 627
Car Camping
Car Camping3 Days         
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Partners 34 partners
HAZ - Event
Alex
ASUAviator
azbackpackr
Barrett
beterarcher
BiFrost
BobP
chumley
cindyl
ElliotAlford
GrottoGirl
Hikergirl81
Hippy
JoelHazelton
John9L
Jonnybackpack
laurabalaura
LittleKnee
moo
MyRudy
nonot
Oregon_Hiker
outdoor_lover
Pivo
PrestonSands
RedwallNHops
slowandsteady
snakemarks
southpawaz
squatpuke
tibber
Tugger
uphill_junkie
VolcanoCLMBR
Great weekend, great people, great food, great beer, great outdoors.... :)
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May 15 2011
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44 male
 Joined Jun 11 2011
 Flagstaff, AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2011
OZZZTriplogs 13
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
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I did this short hike back in May, my first before moving to Flagstaff. Its a nice short hike with a decent climb at the end dropping you down onto crater lake. At that time it was quite empty, Im not sure if thats typical or not but it was. Temp was 35 degrees up there and somehow the frogs were still croaking.

Be carefull of the many offshoots that lead off the main road/trail.
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Nov 02 2009
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female
 Joined Mar 18 2008
 Flagstaff, AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2009
fotogirl53Triplogs 181
Hiking2.50 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   2 Hrs      1.25 mph
200 ft AEG
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Up the trail to the crater, up and over the far rim, down around the circumference, back to the truck. No animal, lots of birds, water in the crater.
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Aug 13 2008
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47 male
 Joined Feb 22 2004
 Tucson, AZ
Crater LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2008
jawilderTriplogs 10
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Nice easy hike with some great views and very interesting crater to explore. Access road was passable in our Subaru, but a low-slung car would have difficulty.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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average hiking speed 1.64 mph

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