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Crater Peak, OR | August 2019

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Summit: 
W7O/CS-026
Voice Cellular Coverage: 
Decent, workable
Data Cellular Coverage: 
Decent, workable
Cellular Provider: 
T-Mobile
APRS Coverage: 
Don't know

Crater Peak is a pleasant trail hike in Crater Lake National Park. It's been covered in a trip report by Phil-NS7P, so this should be considered a supplement. It's about 6.4 miles round trip, and although the sign at the trailhead says 765 feet of gain, that's net - the gross is more like 1,364 feet with all the ups and downs along the trail. 

The East Rim Road is closed until the snow is clear - sometimes into June. You can find the trailhead about 3.1 miles from the park headquarters and visitor center at the Vidae Falls Picnic Area. In early August of 2019 the trail was a haven for mosquitoes - they were prevalent until the climb up the cone of Crater Peak. 

There are several decent places to set up at the summit - I found some shade just a few meters from the USGS marker for myself and a wire antenna. 

Pictures: 
On the trail...
Meadow in Crater Peak crater
USGS Trig Point!
Dutton Ridge and Mount Scott from Crater Peak