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Old 02-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:35 AM
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Default Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a must see from the ground as well as from the air. It is the deepest lake in the US, at nearly 2000 feet deep! It is an awesome blue colored water on a clear sunny day. Below is a photo our last flight over. Photos don't do it justice compared to seeing it for real.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:31 AM
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Default Prospect State Airport

Prospect is really cool. The trees are high on either side, so as you descend on final, landing to the east, you settle into a slot below the tree height. At about that time, you overfly a fantastic waterfall just off the end of the runway.

The walk into town is not too far, but a bit of a stroll. There is an old Victorian hotel that is now a Bed and Breakfast.

I landed out there in my glider when a big thunderstorm over Crater Lake overdeveloped. Over half the fleet landed out. My crew and I had a nice dinner at the B&B before driving back to Siskiyou Co.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:30 AM
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Default I would go to Medford

Klamath Falls may be closer but Medford is a prettier drive up the Rogue river, many interesting stops along the way too. As stated earlier go July through Beginning Sept. if you want to take Rim Drive. I recommend the boat tours, it is a 1.1 mile hike into the Crater and 700 ft elevation but worth it, seeing the lake on the water is a geat experience. You can reserve tickets for the boats online through Xanterra, the concessionare at the park. 2 of the boat tours go out to Wizard Island and let you stay out there for part of the day, thats pretty cool as well. Bring mosqito repellant if your going June thru July.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:53 PM
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Default Sunriver

Sunriver is another option for Crater Lake. I am not sure about the car rental situation. The drive is not that much further than Medford using the North Entrance off of Hwy 138. You would want to check out the Sunriver area as well so one day would not be enough time for both locations. Again, it probably is not doable in June as the North Entrance is usually plowed out around the Fourth of July weekend but it all depends on the snowpack.
I have a cabin at Diamond Lake and use the Prospect airport frequently in the summer but you do need to have your own transportation.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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Default Sunriver car rental

We did land at Sunriver when we visited Crater lake. The FBO can set you up with the car rental.

Though be careful that the car rental has a mileage limit (who does taht anymore???). We didnt notice it and ended up paying quite a bit because of that..

Otherwise, it was a perfect place to land and visit the region ..
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:26 AM
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Default Sunriver/S21

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We did land at Sunriver when we visited Crater lake. The FBO can set you up with the car rental.

Though be careful that the car rental has a mileage limit (who does taht anymore???). We didnt notice it and ended up paying quite a bit because of that..

Otherwise, it was a perfect place to land and visit the region ..

Sunriver/S21 is also a good choice. They do have rental cars available and can have the car placed at the airport. Sunriver is always a great place to stay for an overnight. I am there about once a month.
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