West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

On our 7th day West Coast adventure, we got up and checked out of the cabin. We drove up to Crater Lake Lodge, which was built in 1915 and is listed as in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Beautiful log cabin feel with gorgeous views of Crater Lake.

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

We enjoyed the view a little more, but since we saw most of what there was to see the day before at Crater Lake we ended up not staying as long as first planned.
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

We continued on our journey north as we drove to Cottage Grove, but made several stops along the way. Gorgeous, mountainous views as you leave Crater Lake.
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

We didn’t drive too far before stopping at a rest stop just off of Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway in Crescent, Oregon. This was a lovely place to stop to stretch our legs (and in Rob’s case his back) and take in the views of Diamond Lake, Mount Bailey and Mt. Thielsen. There were a couple informative signs about the volcanic mountains we were viewing.

Mount Bailey and Diamond Lake
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Mount Thielsen
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

On our drive, we traversed through the Umpqua National Forest. We saw signs to falls, so we decided to stop at a couple. The fist one was called Clearwater Falls.

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

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Watson Falls
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

We also stopped at the Narrows, which is about 22 miles from Roseburg, OR.
The Narrows (info by Scenic USA)
Narrow’s Swimming Hole
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

About 5 miles down the road was another picture taking spot called Colliding Rivers. My guys climbed down and walked along one of the bank as there was hardly any water. 6.30.2016_colliding_rivers
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

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Crossing the River through Time
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Faces of the Umpqua
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Hands of the Umpqua
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

We got to Roseburg, OR and decided to stop at Burrito Vaquero Restaurant. Great food at a reasonable price. Not so great service.
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

From Roseburg, OR to Cottage Grove is about 50 miles. Once we got to Cottage Grover we checked in and let the kids swim a bit, while Rob and I researched where to go the next day for our Dune Buggy Adventure.

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

After letting the boys swim awhile, they got ready and we drove over to Eugene, about 20 miles away. While planning the trip we wanted to stay in Eugene, but the everything was booked up because University of Oregon was hosting the Track and Field Olympic Trials.

We walked a good amount of the campus and enjoyed seeing many future Olympic athletes walk among us.
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Walked over to Downtown area right near campus, where there’s several cute places to eat. We decided on the Webfoot Grill.
West Coast Day 7 - Crater Lake to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Keep a look out for my next West Coast Trip post about our adventures in the Sand Dunes of Florence, OR. Fine out which one of us took a 10 foot dive off a sand dune while driving an ATV.

See all the pic from the day here.

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