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In episode 9.2 Bryan talks with Park Ranger John Duwe about planning a visit to Crater Lake National Park, including tips for visiting the lake for the first time, hiking, camping, biking, swimming and fishing. They marvel at what makes Crater Lake a place of wonder. John Duwe is Education Coordinator at the Science and Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park. 

Discussion includes the following:

· What is Crater Lake (2:10)

· Where is Crater Lake (2:55)

· Mt. Mazama Volcano and how Crater Lake became the deepest lake in America (4:46) 

· What makes Crater Lake a natural and unique laboratory to explore(9:40)

· Crater Lake Science and Learning Center  (11:06)

· Ranger Programs (12:53)

· How to explore Crater Lake for the first time (15:11)

· The lowdown on biking around the rim (19:56)

· Swimming (22:38)

· Fishing (25:40)

· Camping (28:17)

· Flora and backcountry hiking trails (31:03)

· Pacific Crest Trail via Union Peak Trail (33:49)

· Backcountry camping Lightning Springs Campground (35:34)

· Stargazing (42:36)

· When to visit (43:24)

· Wildfires  (46:45)

· John’s favorite story (50:14)

Resources

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake Science and Learning Center

CraterLakeNPS YouTube channel

Crater Lake official Facebook page

Student Study Guide

Crater Lake Junior Ranger Programs

Oregon Smoke Information (only updated during fire season)

Crater Lake Campgrounds

Crater Lake: Summer Backcountry Camping

Sun Notch Viewpoint and Trail

Crater Peak Trail

Union Peak Trail

Pacific Crest Trail at Crater Lake

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