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I was standing 15 miles south of Mt. Hood in a large sub-alpine meadow near the Little Crater Lake Campground. Amazingly enough in this coronavirus era, the campground and trail were open. In a short distance I reached the Lake, 100 feet wide, 45 feet deep and crystal blue to its very bottom where an artesian spring feeds the lake.
In normal times I would have walked over to the Pacific Coast Trail and hiked the 12-mile loop around Timothy Lake. But, this is not a normal time. Timothy Lake is currently closed to access.
Instead, I drove around the large lake and continued to the east side of Mt. Hood. The views of the mountain were spectacular in the clear blue skies.
Needless to say, I was not the only person out enjoying a nice Sunday day.
Timothy Lake was closed
Views of Mt. Hood
Viewing platform on Little Crater Lake