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A hike in Crater Lake Park to Dyer Rock with an option to summit Applegate Peak
This Saturday Sept. 22 is a free entrance day to all national parks. Lets take advantage of this and hike to Dyer Rock where you will have a great uncrowded view of crater lake. This hike is approved by the rangers of crater lake. The hike to Dyer Rock from the special parking area located on the East Rim Drive is 2 miles long with a 1000 ft elevation gain. There is no trail, so we will follow markers to the Rock. Almost all of the hike is in the open on soft pumice sand. There is a few minor sections were the hike goes through some sections of light forest. This is a moderate hike with some steep sections. There is no scrambling on this hike. At Dyer Rock we will have lunch over looking Crater Lake . At this point there are two options to all the hikers. Those who have enough of a hike can start back down , carefully following the trail back to the east rim road and parking area. Those hikers wishing a little more adventure can follow me up to the summit of Applegate Peak, which is rated as moderate with some difficult sections. This will add another .7 miles and 400 ft elevation gain. The view from the summit of Applegate is by far the most outstanding view in the park. From the meetup place at the dollar store, drive up Rt. 62 for 72 miles to a sign saying "Crater Lake National Park" . Turn left into the park , then turn right into the Annie Creek Gift Shop and Restaurant. I will meet you there, i will be coming from Klamath Falls. After a short break,there are rest rooms inside the gift shop, I will lead you to our special parking area, which is 4 miles into the park. Timing of our hike.... Leave Dollar Store at 8:35 am , arrive at the crater lake annie creek gift shop around 10 am. Depart annie creek at 10:15 am , arrive at parking at 10:25 am. We should reach Dyer Rock at 12 noon. After a 30 min lunch break, we will continue up to Applegate, which will take 50 minutes. After taking pictures and viewing the lake we continue down and should be back at the parking area by 3 pm. This will put you back to the dollar store by 5pm. Bring: Sturdy hiking boots, poles, long pants and long sleeve shirt,a wind breaker, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, lunch, cell phone. Expect breezy conditions, sun and clouds, afternoon temperatures around 60.

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7338 Crater Lake Hwy · White City, OR


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Looking for a new way to meet other local hiking and outdoor enthusiasts?! You've come to the right place. This group is perfect for those who are interested in outdoor excursions near and far, with a focus on enjoying and experiencing the beauty and grandeur of our beautiful region. We welcome people of all activity levels, ages, and physical abilities! The group is what we all make it and we welcome any and all suggestions. We post the difficulty level and other basic hike stats so you can individually decide if a certain hike is right for you! We strive to offer varying hiking adventures so that everyone has the opportunity to participate... so whether you're interested in a relaxing walk to Rainie Falls or a more strenuous trek up Mt. McLaughlin we have something for you! We look forward to seeing you all on the trails!

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