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Rocky Point Resort
Upper Klamath Lake

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Upper Klamath Lake, Rocky Pt. Resort

Pictures for Pam, Day 168: Before the Sunrise at Upper Klamath Lake

Pictures for Pam, Day 168: Before the Sunrise at Upper Klamath Lake 

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Now that Steve and I have been home from Upper Klamath Lake for a day, we've been reflecting on the differences. Most notably, it was only just entering spring there, though the temperature was quite nice and cold only late at night.
Did you experience a long winter where you live? We did and I know that many places in Oregon had a very late winter too. Talking to the folks at Rocky Point Resort, we learned that they've only been open for business for a couple of weeks because their winter was about a month longer than normal--just like us. In fact, daffodils were just beginning to bloom there, whereas our daffodils peaked a month ago. Checking the elevation, I was surprised to find that Upper Klamath Lake sits at 4100 feet, whereas we are at 1500 feet. This all made sense to us when we thought about it and all of this explains why it didn't feel like spring hadn't arrived yet.

I've only stayed at a campground once, many years ago, and that was traditional tent camping so it this place was very interesting to me. Modern campgrounds in the United States have specific sites meant for RVs and other spots are just for tents or small camper vans. Some spots have no "hookups" and are just a place to pitch a tent or to "dry camp", which means that you have to provide water and electricity. Fancy spots, like the one we had, included "full hook-ups", which meant we had electricity, water AND a sewer. Sewer hookups are uncommon but most campgrounds offer water and electricity hookups. It was all new and fascinating to me.

Another interesting point is that sites are sorted by size of trailer. Many campsites, especially remote ones without the luxury of a lot of space cannot accept camper vehicles at all, only tents. Some can only accommodate camper vans or trailers up to 25 feet long or so. More often than not, campsites are only long enough for a trailer; the truck must be unhooked and parked beside the trailer. However, there are some campsites that have spots which will allow a very long RV AND a truck which doesn't even need to be unhooked! We're talking 80 feet or longer!! That's just astonishing to me! I really shouldn't be surprised because I've seen some unbelievably long combinations of truck + RV or huge motorhome + car towed behind. Still, I never really thought about it before!

Did you know that in most cases, you reserve your campsite online? In fact, there are many places that are so popular that you must reserve a spot an entire YEAR (or longer) before you want to go!! And then, there are lots of places that don't allow reservation at all!. How would you like to drive all day to get to a campsite without even knowing if there is a place to pull into?! What do you do if you can't get in? It's a whole new thing for us to learn about and it's lots of fun to figure it all out. I'll be writing about what we learn as we go whenever it's interesting enough to pass along. I expect it's probably fascinating to some of you who live in Europe and don't see anything larger than camper vans. The difference between European camping and US camping totally blows me away and I figure it's fun to read about! I'll do my best to be entertaining! :)

Today's picture was taken yesterday morning before sunrise when I stepped out of our RV and headed towards the dock. The colors in the sky behind the bare trees was just incredible. Part of me wanted to rush out to the dock because I didn't want to miss the sunrise but I simply couldn't miss this picture. I'm so glad I got it. :)

My inset was the picture I thought about posting yesterday for Happy Fence Friday. It shows the Rocky Point Lodge and the actual "rocky point" which is the namesake of this beautiful place. I am very happy with the way the picture turned out but I don't think it's got the "wow-factor" I am hoping for in a main shot. I hope you like it! This lodge is a restaurant but it's currently being remodeled and because of the long winter they are far behind on the renovations. Maybe we'll get the chance to eat there some day on a return trip!

Pam, I did a search for "lake" and came up with a picture that looks a bit like Upper Klamath, namely one of your pictures of Lake Arbuckle! :D Such a lovely view. Looks like a wonderful place for a picnic! By the way, thank you for your sweet comments about our trip…and I hope that your day has been a nice one! *BIG HUGS*

Explored on 4/27/19, highest placement, #2.

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37 comments - The latest ones
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautiful sunrise panorama. What a wonderful start to the day!
14 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Un panorama magnifique avec ce superbe lever de soleil ! Je vous souhaite de pouvoir revenir manger dans ce beau restaurant où la vue doit être magnifique ! Passez un merveilleux week-end Janet !
14 months ago.
neira-Dan club
deux paysages de charme
14 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe contre jour ! Amitiés
14 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club


14 months ago.
Annemarie club
how beautiful this Janet
happy weekend:)
14 months ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
Superbe paysage apaisant...
14 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful pano shot, nicely composed, wonderful PiP.
14 months ago.
Superbe *********
14 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet

I really like this, especially the orange and black combination

Superb colours in the sky!

I think you did right to take it just as it is. The black objects in the foreground make a superb contrast to the orange, and give it a great sense of distance across the water.

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
14 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Breathtakingly beautiful Janet.,
14 months ago.
Pisti club
Wow, what a wonderful picture of a sunrise at this lake! I envy you, Janet. Thank you for posting this, it's exactly the kind of panoramic picture I love so much. You inspire and encourage me to go out and take similar pictures.
14 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Beautiful pair!

Admired in:
14 months ago.
sunlight club
Eine wunderbare Abendstimmung !
14 months ago.
RHH club
Wonderful sunrise, Janet. This IMO is one of the perks of traveling and camping. One is usually up early enough or late enough to catch sunrise and sunset, but also has the advantage of being in a good place. At least in our case, we have to walk quite a ways or get the car out to be able to see either. Like the panorama shot and the beautiful reflections of the colors in the water on this one.

We are still in Michigan. Went out last night with my youngest brother and a friend to the Little Sable Lighthouse on Lake Michigan and photographed the sunset, but also did some astral photography. Didn't get back home until midnight and am a bit groggy today after two late nights in a row, but have to leave shortly to take my parents and a granddaughter out for breakfast.

No need to apologize for the lack of visits. There are more important things in life than posting photos. Just being where you were and enjoying the first trip in your RV is way more important than posting or commenting on photos. I'm so happy all went well for you guys and you can look forward to longer trips. Not only that but it gives you more wonderful photos to post and, I'm sure, the motivation to post them.

As to orchids, I've grown them for years, though I only have a few now, but hunting native orchids has become a substitute for growing them and a hobby for both of us that meshes beautifully with our interest in photography. We are hoping to find Moccasin Flowers in bloom before we leave Michigan, though spring is late here and they actually have snow predicted for tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We both have small tripods that are usable when backpacking not as big a hassle as carting around a full-size tripod. I found some small Manfrottos years ago with poorly designed heads that quickly broke, but adapted heads from other tripods to fit them. They also allow us to get right down on the ground without turning the center post upside-down or other such nonsense.
14 months ago.
tiabunna club
A lovely sunrise panorama and a fine PiP, Janet. Yes, there are camping grounds and camping grounds! I've only rarely encountered the separation of different camp sites in the way you mention, which means our little camper trailer often has room to spare! :-)
14 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
*•.¸♡ Love it, well done ♡¸.•*
14 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
This mood is great, Janet !
14 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
Espectacular... maravilloso amanecer !!!
14 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Janet, this is a breathtakingly beautiful image. I really like the blues and orange in the sky and where they are reflected on the water. I also like the silhouetted trees and benches.

Your image in the PiP is lovely...........OK, it's not stunning like the main image, but it's not fair to compare two completely different types of shot! I like it a lot :-)
14 months ago.
uwschu club
schöne stimmungsvolle Aufnahme
14 months ago.
Chrissy club
eine tolle Stimmung hast Du eingefangen
14 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
That's a wonderful mood, Janet. It was it worth to get up early. I like the pastel color of the sky and the water. The silhouettes of the bald trees look great.
14 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et note. Nicole.
14 months ago.
cammino club
A romantic sunrise shot!!!
14 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a stunning photograph Janet and you are too harsh on your pictures, I think your picture of the hotel has a wow factor but I must admit - the main picture had definitely got a wow when I first saw it. I just love the early morning sunrise - so beautiful. I'm not surprised that you went into raptures when you saw it, I would too - and like you, also go back to bed after it was over!!!!
14 months ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
(I have yet to post the sunrise...it keeps getting better my dear! :)
14 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un magnifique endroit et une aussi magnifique photo ! ***************
14 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful picture.
14 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Welcome to the group Janet, Like this superb panorama with it's amazing light and terrific composition,

Thank you for posting in the group
14 months ago.
Ecobird club
Wow! What a beautiful image. Gorgeous early morning light and I love the silhouettes. It looks so peaceful. Have a lovely weekend Janet
14 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Gorgeous sunrise capture and beautiful silhouettes!
Hope you're having a good weekend, Janet!
14 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Magnifique prise de vue.. tu commences à bien savoir
te servir du RX10M4...bravo Janet
bon dimanche
14 months ago.
Valfal club
Such a beautiful panorama, Janet! Yes, spring took a very long time to arrive on the East Coast, too! But I will tell you that once spring weather arrived, the trees and bulbs went into overdrive to catch up!! Within 2 weeks, everything went from barren to green and lush!
14 months ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
Wonderful mood!
14 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
beautiful places
14 months ago.
trester88 club
Traumhaft schön!
14 months ago.

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