Little Crater Lake Little Crater Lake is an artesian spring, approx 45 feet deep. This crystal clear pool is fed by underground springs, and is ice cold. A short path leads from the nearby campground to a platform near the pool. Just to the west, the path connects to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Lincoln's Sparrow This small bird filled the air with a sweet melody of twitters and whistles.
A Bug's Life There are a number of wet meadows around Little Crater Lake - excellent habitat for flowers, birds, and of course, bugs. These tiny gnats swarm harmlessly - their entire adult life compressed to one sunny afternoon.
Emerald Waters The lake usually looks more blue than it appears in this image. Regardless, the pool glows with a magical intoxicating color of pureness. The old trees at the bottom are clearly visible through 40+ feet of water.
Where is it? Little Crater Lake is located in the Mt. Hood National Forest, just to the northeast of the larger and more well-known Timothy Lake.
Before you go... The trail from the adjacent campground is very short - only a couple hundred yards. If the road isn't under snow, be sure to stop by.