Author Archives: Susy

Broken Crystal

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When I was growing up at Castle Crags I used to enjoy walking the park roads after a big storm to see how high the streams were, listen to them roar, and see whether they were muddy, enjoying the power … Continue reading

Oh, Deer

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Ranger families could not have dogs when we were growing up in California State Parks. We had one during the Second World War but the ruling must have come after that. At the time, we had an Irish Water Spaniel. … Continue reading

Poetry Reading

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Yesterday afternoon I went to a poetry reading, in the Veneta area- west of Eugene, that was sponsored by Groundwaters Publishing http://groundwaterspublishing.com. For 10 years Groundwaters published a quarterly literary magazine but now puts all the effort into a yearly … Continue reading

Last Day at Crater Lake

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We got up at 6:00 a.m. and had hot cereal for breakfast. Tom gave me a ride to park headquarters where I ended up being the only passenger on a bus heading up the hill to the North Junction, with … Continue reading

Crater Lake, Part 6-Mazama Campground

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Friday, we checked out of Diamond Lake RV and headed for Crater Lake with the goal of reaching Mazama Village Campground on the south side of the park (214 tent and RV sites, no hookups for RVs). When I worked … Continue reading

Crater Lake, Part 5

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Wednesday: VERY cold last night and this morning. We drove up the road to Diamond Lake Lodge for breakfast. This building has been there since the 1920s and has grown since then. It is not at all fancy but serves … Continue reading

Crater Lake, Part 4

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Tuesday It was a good day although we didn’t get going until late. The morning started cloudy and cold. Hot cereal, pears and coffee for breakfast. We decided to ride bikes. Tom wanted to see some of the trail he’d … Continue reading

Crater Lake, Part 3

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The morning we were going to leave Lost Creek I was outside washing the soup pan from the night before—on the wooden table—when a man came up with a coffee mug in hand and asked whether we had any hot … Continue reading

Crater Lake, Part 2

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“Are you ever going to ride that bike?” a man’s voice asked. Well, yes, off and on. Bundled in layers again st the cold, I started up the hill from the North Junction to Rim Drive, along with numerous other … Continue reading

Crater Lake and More

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Crater Lake National Park and bicycle riding usually don’t occur in the same thought but my husband and I have just returned from mixing the two. We’ve been gone for nine days and are now dealing with the re-entry—cleaning out … Continue reading