Today was less smokey, first picture was in the same place as one taken yesterday. What a difference a day makes. The smell wasn't causing us a headache today so we drove the rim all the way around. Past the little island called Phantom Ship. All the way to see the west side of Wizard Island. Passing the Spruce Lake Fire still burning on the west side of the lake. Still some interior pockets burning. So glad we got to see something today.
Well I've always wanted to see Crater Lake but.... Here's what I saw when I first got a glimpse. In the next pic you can barely make out Wizards Island and unfortunately the view from the observation station by the lodge wasn't any better. In last picture you can see it lifted just a bit but not enough to see much at all. You can see the observation building in the upper left. With 5 fires in the area it's a wonder you can even breathe. It's like sitting around a campfire. Maybe tomorrow will be better.