Crater Lake

Primitive camping seemed to be the price we paid for seeing Crater Lake, although my memories of primitive camping are becoming nostalgic again. It is a good thing I did a post on it so when I think I want to do primitive camping I can sharpen up that memory.

Crater Lake was formed around 7,000 – 8,000 years ago when Mount Mazama erupted with a big bang and then collapsed into itself. The lake that formed in the center is 1,949 feet deep (594 m), the deepest lake in the US and the 9th deepest in the world. The crater rim is 1,000 feet above the lake and the drive around the rim provides many places to stop to view the lake and surrounding mountains. Here is a galleryΒ of my favorite photos from this area. I have provided short descriptions of some of them that you can read by clicking on any photo to enter the slide show.

22 thoughts on “Crater Lake

    • You are very welcome. I enjoy your visits and you are welcome to come back any time for a vicarious visit to Crater Lake. I know its not the same, but… πŸ™‚


    • Your welcome. What a nice comment. There weren’t many people when we were there, or else they were spread out along the 33 mile road that goes around the lake. It was very relaxing for us and I’m happy that this came through in my photos. Thanks you for visiting.


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