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111th Birthday Adventures at Crater Lake

Crater LakeCRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — Starting next week, officials with the Crater Lake Wilderness Coalition will begin a series of summer treks to showcase what the area has to offer outdoor enthusiasts.

Wednesday marked the 111th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt making Crater Lake the nation’s fifth national park. Many of the hikes take place within the borders of the park, but others explore scenic areas and threatened parts of the proposed Crater Lake Wilderness Area.

The length and difficulty of the outings varies, but all are designed so hikers in reasonable condition are able to enjoy them. Areas to be explored include green Springs Mountain Wild Area, Grizzly Peak, Garfield Peak, Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen.

They continue throughout the summer, until September 28th.