Monday, September 28, 2015

Crater Lake

Smoke obscures Crater Lake in Oregon...
Smoke obscures the finer details at Crater Lake, OR.
Crater Lake is the remains of a long-vanished volcano that erupted 7700 years ago. The caldera of the volcano collapsed creating a huge crater that filled in with water over the millennia.

Crater Lake is the deepest fresh water lake in the United States at 1940 feet... slightly more than a third of a mile.

Wizard Island in the lake was formed by subsequent 'mini' eruptions that created a smaller summit higher than the level of the water.

The lake is also known for its extreme blue colour and clarity. Unfortunately, the smoke from a nearby forest fire didn't allow us to see this for ourselves.

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