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!