Carl Henning

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park is a long way from civilization. Luckily, we were able to reserve a cabin at the last minute.

Formed in the caldera of a collapsed volcano (Mount Mazama), the lake is very blue and clear. The deepest and highest lake in the United States. (1,949 feet deep, 6,178 feet elevation at the surface.) There are no inlets or outlets; it is fed by rain and snow and loses water to evaporation and seepage through the volcano walls.

I have never taken so many panoramic photos in one place as I did here.

Roadside Vidae Falls is spring fed.

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