We traveled to an unbelievable sight in Crescent, Oregon a few months ago. The Crater lake was formed from a 12,000 foot tall volcano called Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago. When this volcano erupted, it eventually collapsed creating a 2,000 foot deep crater. As the snow melted over a course of seven millenia, it filled up the crater along with rain producing what we know now as one of the clearest bodies of water in the world.
Crater lake is one of the snowiest places in the United States receiving an average of 43ft of snow per year! We saw stunning views of this beautiful natural creation that had seemed more untouched by man than any other place we had visited.
We used caution when approaching the ledge. The snow was packed in and it would be so easy to slip over the edge. There were no guard rails here and I was glad of that. I feel like it would of taken away from the natural beauty. But still, I couldn’t help but wonder how many people had fallen over.
This was by far my favorite place to visit to date. It was cold but I wanted to stay and stare into the deep blue waters forever. We went back to this spot twice. Once during the day and again in the evening. It was a sight to behold. Something that I will never forget. If your ever in the area you absolutely must check it out!