Half Way Round
About 150 miles from Bend is yet another awesome spot. Crater Lake is the USA'a deepest lake at 1943 ft deept and is surrounded by mountain peaks which are reflected in the deep blue water. You can hike and cross-country ski but most visitors cruise the 33 mile loop rim drive which offers 30 viewpoints as it winds around the edge of the crater looking down into the lake from the top. We cycled the lake which made for better viewing, which taking in getting from and back to the campsite was a strenuous 42 miles with 10 ascents up to 650 ft but very rewarding and a great way to see the lake.