Theres snow in them thar hills!
Its hard to imagine but this landscape, as pretty as it is, used to be dominated by a much larger rock. That rock blew its top and now we have Crater Lake.
I think they were trying to keep the cattle in more than me out.
For good measure, this is what it looked like behind me.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe this is Kodiak's first time seeing snow on the Walkabout.
Its hard to tell but can you see the petrified vents along that cliffside? They are the leftover space that used to be volcanic vents. This place used to be much more volcanically active than the sightseeing location it is today.
Snow Capped Pines
At first I was discouraged when I heard snow had covered the park, but the higher in elevation I went, the more the snow accented the beauty.
The visitor center where I snagged my permit. What a place to work! I'd work for peanuts.
The might lodge atop the rim. What an amazing place. If I were made of money I would've enjoyed a night here. Even profitless wanderers were welcome to enjoy the roaring fire within.
The snow wasn't the only thing highlighting the landscape.
The cold snow left a warm blanket over the landscape along the rim of Crater Lake.
I couldn't help but think of Christmas being surrounded but white snow and the colors red and green.
This is what buds when snow flakes grow up.
A frozen water drop.
Wind and Water
When you mix water, freezing temperatures, and wind you get some remarkable designs.
For this beautiful pine, the snow and ice captured it in time.