Part of our spring thing this year was to head East to Crescent Lake and Klamath Falls, with a stop at Chiloquin to visit with dear friends Eve and Steve, who moved there last year. In addition to being long-time friends, Steve has served as my photo guru for years, and a number of his photographs (always credited to him) grace these pages.
Sometimes I fear that those of us on the coast tend to forget how much beauty there is to enjoy East of I-5. Steven and I were frequently reminded of this as we made a circuit that included stops in Crescent Lake, LaPine, Crane Prairie, Klamath Falls, and Medford.
Crescent Lake seemed much cooler than our visit last year at this time, and we were caught a little off guard by the light snow flurries that made our last morning more memorable at the resort. Still, walks in the conifer forests offered springtime rewards such as a fine collection of emerging earthstars and puffballs, along with some eye-catching badger entrance holes.
This Earthstar is about to emerge.