Crater Lake – here we come!

I’ve lived in Oregon for more than 25 years and I’ve never seen Crater Lake.  7,700 years ago, the violent eruption of Mt. Mazama  caused it to collapse into a deep pit.  As time marched on, the pit filled with rain and snow and has now become the deepest lake in the USA (nearly 2,000 feet deep) –  with the bluest, purest water I hear!

I don’t have any photos yet, but just to tease you into coming back, here is one from USGS.GOV

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Crater Lake National monument is located in South Central Oregon – and in just a few days, we’re off to explore the area! Come back next week for pictures – lots of pictures – and a personal account of the experience!

See you next week!

 

 

 

 

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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