Woohoo! We’re on Wizard Island!
We’ve got a few hours to explore Wizard Island before we have to catch the boat back to Cleetwood Cove. Let’s hit the summit!
It’s a rocky slippery trail and it’s all UP!
Kristhawee motored along pretty well-
Onwards and upwards!
Hiking in PJ’s- you rock little dude!
This island looks small from the crater rim, but once we’re on it we get a better sense for the size and scale- Wizard Island rises some 755 feet (230 m) above the surface of Crater Lake and the peak is 6,933 feet (2,113 m) above sea level! We’re huffing and puffing in the thin air up here!
The higher we climb the more beautiful the views!
The trail switch backs up the volcanic cinder cone, offering amazing views at every turn-
Getting close to the top!
My point and shoot doesn’t do the colors of Crater Lake justice-
Amazing blues, greens and turquoise!
We made it to the top of Wizard Island!
Hard to get a sense of scale- Wizard Island’s volcanic crater is 500 feet (150 m) wide and 100 feet (30 m) deep. The crater was named the “Witches Cauldron” by Will G. Steel in 1885, who also gave Wizard Island its name at the same time.
Descending into the witch’s cauldron!
And here we are! Sitting in the Witch’s Cauldron- a volcanic crater that’s in a lake that’s in a crater! Mind blowing!