So I thought the ocean was blue. Well, Crater Lake is BLUE! During our 5 day road trip throughout Oregon with the ole' lady, (its OK we both watch Sons of Anarchy) we stopped at 18 different destinations (which i am slowly writing about) and Crater Lake was a place I've been dying to visit since I was a lil' chap. I moved out here three years ago and finally had the opportunity this summer to visit this beautiful pristine deep blue lake. If you haven't been to Crater Lake and have the chance to go, I highly suggest add this to your bucket list. It is absolutely beautiful.
Don't you hate it when you want to take a picture of some sort of landscape but it is so massive you have to panorama the landscape? It don't even look that good either. Well, Crater Lake is just that. Standing at the rim of the lake gazing at a width of 6, yes i said 6 miles wide and over 1900 ft deep. (1943 ft to be exact) It took me a minute to absorb what I was witnessing. I can not even explain it. This was pure beauty. My friends, this is the deepest lake in Murcia'. One big SOB. Thank sweet baby Jebus that I invested in my Gopro 4 Black and it has a wide eye lens which covers so much more area than other cameras I was able to capture the lake almost completely, almost. How about them apples, iPhone?! HA, get it? OK, OK, enough jokes about how I am not a fan of iPhone.
Crater Lake National Park offers fantastic views from every aspect of rim drive that circles the lake with dozens of vista points. Sheer cliffs shielded the lake, water so calm it rippled ever so gently, an island in the middle of it (wizard island) that you are able to take a bout tour to, and not a single spring or river connects to the lake. All that water came from rain and melted snow over the past thousands of years after Mount Mazama, a violent volcano, that collapsed and became ninth deepest lake in the world.
The park offers hiking trails, cabins, campgrounds, boat tours of the lake, multiple scenic view points all the way around the lake as well. If you are feeling up for the challenge, hike up Mount Scott for a better but distant view of the lake and surrounding area. Or, you are crunched for time then just take rim drive, hop out of the car at the scenic points and take a few selfies with a stunning background. (who doesn't enjoy a sweet background in their photos?) Upload those puppies on Instagram or Facebook for some likes. Time to move on to the next one!
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