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 Post subject: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 4 0f 9 Mt Mazama (Crater lake)
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:23 pm 
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05/18/09

This was a significant day to me it happened to be the 29th year anniversary of the Mt Saint Helens Eruption and my 28th birthday. I wanted to do something cool involving the Crater but I wasn’t home so I felt that Crater Lake would be a good substitute.

Crater Lake is the Remnance of a Massive Volcano name Mt Mazama but a massive eruption 7700 years ago destroyed the summit cone leaving behind a huge crater that slowly filled with water from snowpack and rain. At this time the only access to Crater Lake is on the South side and it only accesses a view point as the road circumference of Mazama is closed. The high point of Mazama is Hillman (Mt Scott is a separate Peak) so Amar and I decided to head that way and stop by The Watchmen along the way.
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The night before we drove up to the Crater rim so I could watch the sunrise early the next morning.
Watching the sunrise with Hillman to the left and Wizard Island in the Crater
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The sun rising to the North
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Looking East with Mt Scott on the Left hand side
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The sun cresting over Crater Lake
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Photo by Amar Andalkar
The Watchmen to the left, Hillman in the Center and Liao rock to the right
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Wizard Island
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Amar figuring out the best way to skin to the Peaks
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Skinning across the Crater Rim
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Once again Amar doesn’t need snow to skin
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The Lookout tower on The Watchmen
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The snowpack is melting fast
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The view from Watchmen
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Enjoying the lookout tower
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Hillman in the distance (They are obviously working on the road)
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Amar dropping off The Watchmen
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Looking back up the face of the Watchmen
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Skinning up the NW ridge of Hillman
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Amar bootpacking up some rock scramble
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The last few steps before making it to the summit
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Switching over on the summit of Hillman
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Bailey, Diamond Peak and Theilsen in the distance
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Looking down a sick line into the crater (it was too late in the day the slope was naturally sluffing)
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Looking back at our starting point
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My best impression of CLAIM
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Amar skiing down with my line to the left
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Skinning back to the parking lot
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Trip Totals
Ascent/Decent 2150 feet
around 6 1/2 miles

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 Post subject: Re: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 4 0f 9 Mt Mazama (Crater lake)
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:53 am 
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that is most definitely on my list of places to visit. Thanks for the TR!

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 Post subject: Re: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 4 0f 9 Mt Mazama (Crater lake)
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:22 am 
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Sick pics!

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 Post subject: Re: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 4 0f 9 Mt Mazama (Crater lake)
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 10:06 pm 
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nice pictures looks good

i thought decending into the crater was illegal? not that you giuys did that, but id look into that.


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 Post subject: Re: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 4 0f 9 Mt Mazama (Crater lake)
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Scenic to say the least!

ps. I put the claim pic on the cover. :)


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