To Crater Lake

Crater Lake AU11-143

Going to Crater Lake this Labor Day weekend. Earlier in the week, the forecast looked very promising. A front was coming through on Friday, Saturday, and into Sunday, which meant plenty of clouds—great for photography. But as the week proceeded, the forecast got worse and worse. The front became drier and, worse, windier. Now the forecast looks like this:

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Well, at least it’s partly cloudy Friday and Saturday nights (hopefully at sunrise as well); and there may be a few clouds on Saturday. But there will also be gusty winds, possibly over 30mph—although mostly later in the day. Note also the cooler temperatures. Usually, it’s in the seventies during the day in the summer.

Why do I want clouds? Because you photos like the following:

Crater Lake AU11-110

Crater Lake AU11-36

Cascades SM11-354

Cascades SM11-329

Cascades SM11-285