My husband and I were on a road trip and as we were driving through Oregon, decided to stop by Crater Lake. As we drove, the elevation began to increase, the temperature began to drop, the snow piles on the side of the road continued to grow , and the sun somehow shone brighter.
When we finally arrived, we were at about 7,000 feet above sea level. The incredible fact about Crater Lake is that it is a product of a volcano erupting and blowing the top of the mountain off, and then leaving a crater which began to fill up with rain/snow melting. There are no streams that go in and out of the lake. To top it off, it is the deepest lake in the United States (at almost 2,000 feet at it’s maximum depth!) The lake itself is about 5×6 miles across.
The view was spectacular. Because of so much snow, one couldn’t walk around too much, but could make a whole adventure out of it by renting snow shoes. Will definitely come back in the summer to hike all the way around!