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Hike to Garfield Peak in the Snow, Crater Lake
Garfield Peak is Crater Lake’s most convenient trail. Thanks to its location on the south rim, near the area that’s kept open year-round, you should be able to access this trail at almost any time, assuming the snow isn’t too deep. When I arrived at Crater Lake (in late September), I was somewhat frustrated to find out that a snowstorm the previous night had closed the entire loop road. Because I was entering the park from the south, on Route 62, I was able to get up to Rim Village — but I couldn’t go either direction around the lake. …