Isle Royale National Park was the last national park we scheduled to visit this year. Now we have to wait until 2019, when we are planning trips to the overall more dog friendly eastern National Parks.
But now that our series of national park entrance signs with Glia is complete for 2018, I needed to share my favorite picture of Sasha from our national parks trip. It was a beautiful day when we visited Crater Lake National Park. And Sasha was feeling super photogenic. ☺
I am looking at a deep blue lake in Oregon, in a caldera of a volcano. Guess where!! I'm at Crater Lake, the clearest lake in the entire world! It's very blue. Yesterday we went for a boat trip out to Wizard Island in the middle of the lake and climbed it. It's like a little volcano inside a big one. Today we climbed a mountain on the side of the lake and I met another monkey named Swinger! He lives on top of the mountain. We had great fun together for a few hours. We've here three days and tomorrow we're leaving, heading further south, not going back to Washington yet. This is a great trip of seismic proportions 😉😁 Love Lava Monkey
Discovery Point Trailhead, Crater Lake National Park
Back in the cool, cool air
Where the sun is shining
Nothing’s going to stop me
It’s all in the timing
“Outdoors” by Jason Mraz
It’s a volcano inside a volcano! 🌋 Wizard Island is a small volcanic vent that erupted a while after the original GIANT eruption that created Crater Lake. It seems tiny, but you have to keep in mind that Crater Lake is nearly 2,000 ft deep in some places, so the fact that Wizard Island can be seen above the water is pretty impressive!
I got to visit the island even though the tourist boats aren’t running anymore this season... What an experience! Check out my Instastory for some wacky scenery.
Crater lake is the result of the massive eruption of a super volcano about 8'000 years ago, 75 times more powerful than the St Helen's eruption back in 1980. It was then followed by a rapid collapse of the empty magma chamber, which gradually filled up with water, creating this gorgeous blue lake, the deepest in the US.
Such massive events that took place well before our time remind me of how insignificant us humans are compared to the history of the planet we live on.
So how will the human species be remembered in the big book of planet Earth? So far, our chapter is pretry short, and frankly quite dramatic. But there's still time to turn things around and transform this drama into -why not- a beautiful love story!