Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crater Lake

Before school started I took off on a road trip with Zach and his housemate to Crater Lake, OR. In short, it was an awesome way to spend the weekend laying by the lake, hiking in the park, and spending time by the campfire. We arrived after the main tourist season, and just before the snow (they recieve 500 inches annually) came, to awesome weather.

The lake was formed from the collapse of Mount Mazama approximately 150 years ago. It is the deepest lake in the United States at 1,943 feet deep and averages 6 miles in length. It was the most vivid blue water I have seen (or ever see) and was fun to take a polar-plunge into. Here are some pictures to recap the trip.

A weekend trip isn't complete without the necessities.

Our first view of Crate Lake.



Atop Mount Scott, the highest point in the park.

View from the shores.

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