While I had been to Cracker Lake a couple of times, my wife Kristen had not. We decided to celebrate the 4th of July in the American idea of National Parks and camp at the lake. We ended up with a beautiful lake, mountain goats, a pika, snowshoe hare, and loads of wildflowers.
A note about the three campsites at Cracker Lake, is that they don’t have any sort of tree cover. This means that if the sun, wind, etc are relentless, there’s not a whole lot of escaping them. Our rainfly smacked around in the wind all night keeping us up. In hindsight, removing the rainfly would have helped us very much. 🙂