Hiked the 5 miles up to the Crater Lake Rim around noon. It was pretty warm, but for just a few miles not a big deal.
The view of crater lake is wonderful. During the day, the color is a beautiful bright blue. With the blue sky it was great to be up here. In the evening some stratus clouds came in and have some wonderful pink color to the view. The ‘true PCT’ does not follow the rim and doesn’t come up to it at this point. The alternative ‘hiker PCT’ does come right up to the rim and this is what all the thruhikers take.
Bunch of hikers up here tonight. Us four, Udi, Eduardo, Carlos, Fairway, Bladder Pillow, Malarky, Robin Hood, and Tortuga.
Trip Distance: 1,832.8