While on a pre-retirement holiday at Crater Lake National Park, we took a boat tour of the lake (highly recommended!), then went over to the Mount Mazamas Viewpoint on Highway 230. This is the trailhead for the hike to Boundary Springs, the headwaters of the (main stem) Rogue River. After a short section of dusty trail, we started following the Rogue upstream,
past a tumbling cascade,
to a point (which I’m standing on to take this picture) where the water simply gushes from the ground and heads downstream. It took me awhile to convince The LovedOne that we were standing on (not in) the Rogue River!
This was a short (5 miles round-trip; only 400 feet of elevation gain) hike to a really neat location – great for a warm afternoon. That evening, the clouds provided a canvas for sunset over the lake.