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Old 07-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #5101
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As we got closer

to Crater Lake,



it became more and more apparent we wouldn't be camping up here.



But it was early, and we figured we'd see the sights, and then resolve where we'd sleep.



On a lark, we stopped first at the Lodge, thinking for sure it'd be full, and crazy expensive.



Turns out, today was the first day they were open for the season, and we could get a 2-bedroom loft-suite for $300. Now, I'm not going to defend the expense... We take what comes, and if the opportunity presents itself to camp under the stars deep in a canyon with rattlesnakes and black widow spiders, then that's where we'll sleep, and we'll love it.

Or if at the end of the day we're dirty and tired with dodgy weather, and we get to a town with a cheap motel, well, we'll begrudgingly bunk there.

On the other hand, if we can sleep in a historic lodge with a view of Crater Lake and eat at a restaurant with an actual wine list and white tablecloths, well then who are we to let some coin get in the way of all that. Tonight would be the vacation from our adventure, no apologies. If I'm ever here again, chances are it'll be with a walker.

Since we were still wearing our gear, we decided to ride up as far as the Rim Drive had been plowed, and then return to our room, unpack, and then hike around.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #5102
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was as far as they'd plowed.



We took our pitchers,



which look a lot like everyone elses' pitchers, I'm sure,



OK, maybe a little different...



and I won't bore you with all the images,



Then it was back to the Lodge for cocktails.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #5103
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Pre-dinner scenes













Another in keeping with the "lone-tree" theme:























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Old 07-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #5104
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #5105
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #5106
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Scenes from a night-cap







A long pinhole lens exposure...



And fade to black.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #5107
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #5108
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M9 intermission

OK, before I can post more, I've got to process some photos. It's gonna be a busy few days with the new residents starting... so please be patient.

...in other news, we may have a certain Big Dog joining us for all or part of M10 in sept.

Any other takers?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #5109
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Hi Doc Rock & L D F
Friends of mine Rick & Judy honeymooned camping on Crater Lake island, forty odd years ago . The only flat spot was on top of a concrete box .

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #5110
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For the curious

M10 will depart Idaho falls Sat. Sept. 8th, head north into Montana, loop south through Wyoming, and end up in Denver, CO on Sept 22nd. Details of the route will be ironed out by late August. We're open to suggestions regarding Must-See attractions and Must-Ride roads / trails.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #5111
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Very nice segment on Crater Lake. Lived in Nothern Calif. all my life and never have made it up there. Certianly not for lack of effort. Got to get up there. Thank you for sharing that, nice digs.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #5112
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M10 will depart Idaho falls Sat. Sept. 8th, head north into Montana, loop south through Wyoming, and end up in Denver, CO on Sept 22nd. Details of the route will be ironed out by late August. We're open to suggestions regarding Must-See attractions and Must-Ride roads / trails.

Not to jump the gun but... does M10's ending destination mean M11 will bring Honeybee & Blueberry back to east coast or will they be retired along with the whole Mobius show??? Your thoughts please.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #5113
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Hunting Seasons?

How do you account for the various hunting seasons in each state? For example, some Antelope hunting starts September 15th in certain areas....

I drove through Wyoming on back roads a couple of years ago during deer season in October and the roads were full of hunters and trucks and ATVs, etc.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #5114
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I had the same experience in Utah one year. Awful.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #5115
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Not to jump the gun but... does M10's ending destination mean M11 will bring Honeybee & Blueberry back to east coast or will they be retired along with the whole Mobius show??? Your thoughts please.
Nah, most likely we'll finish the Continental divide, and head back to visit the kids in Flagstaff for M11.
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