July 15: Pond on ridge above Manama Village to Lightening Spring on the Crater Lake Rim Trail (PCT mile 1816.9 to 18xx, then to mile 4.5 on the Crater Lake alternative)

Today’s goal is to collect my resupply box of food, shower, do laundry and have a nice lunch in Mazama Village, a campground a few miles from Crater Lake Rim.

It was great to get clean and eat a burger! I had hoped to camp here but they closed the PCT spots due to concerns over deadfall (dead limbs falling from live or dead trees).

Instead, I hiked up to the rim for some awesome views

There is no camping allowed within a mile of the rim trail so I hiked down a trail and set up camp in a remote area.

I did capture one new flower image

Almost every one of my trips has a “low day” – a day where you debate the pros and cons of quitting. Even with the beautiful Rim views, I think I was feeling pain (3 blisters so far), a little loneliness and a bit of unwelcomeness (surliness) from the Crater Lakes Staff.

(I got over this after a good nights sleep)

Thanks for reading!

One thought on “July 15: Pond on ridge above Manama Village to Lightening Spring on the Crater Lake Rim Trail (PCT mile 1816.9 to 18xx, then to mile 4.5 on the Crater Lake alternative)”

  1. Beautiful vistas!! A worthy reward for dealing with surly mosquitoes and unpleasant Homo sapiens. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us armchair hikers/bikers!

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