With the pics from Crater Lake up there now, I’m reminded of something that I felt I needed to share for my own future embarrasment and reference.

When the snow you are standing is holding you, that doesn’t mean that it’s only a few inches deep, or that you don’t need snowshoes. The snow, in fact, at the rim of Crater Lake was something like 4′ deep. And my socks were wet for a good long while (but they were wool, so it was at least mitigated).

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