Crater Lake, Oregon and vicinity

United States' flag
North America » United States » Oregon » Crater Lake
September 6th 2006
Published: September 15th 2006
Edit Blog Post

Crater lake was formed by an explosion that blew the top of the mountain off and left a huge crater behind. After that explosion occured, a baby volcano formed inside the crater, creating a volcanic island right in the middle of it. The waters at Crater lake were of a really deep blue that is rarely seen. The water was so still, it looked almost unreal. We drove around the entire perimeter of the lake but unfortunately were not able to touch the water since it is a fairly long hike down to the water from the top of the crater rim.

We also stopped at a few places to admire some waterfalls. Long day but a lot of fun!

Additional photos below
Photos: 6, Displayed: 6


16th September 2006

I must go
What a spectacular place. It really is amazing. I think if you waited an extra week before you left, snow might have been available for your traveling pleasure.
25th September 2006

So, here's a secret, promise you won't tell it to anyone: before seing the pictures I had no idea that there were volcanos in the US... Shame on me?!? Thanks for making me feel so intelligent... Beautiful volcanos by the way!

Tot: 2.902s; Tpl: 0.042s; cc: 18; qc: 91; dbt: 0.0753s; 2; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.4mb