The Bluest of Blues – Crater Lake

SONY DSCOur summer travels took us to Crater Lake National Park in south-central Oregon.  No  picture can fully depict the beauty of this park, it must be experienced.  The trip to the park, the tour of the rim, hiking the many trails, and time for soaking up the magnificence of the park  all add to the experience.

Boat picking up Fisherman

                                             Boat picking up Fisherman

Facts from the Crater Lake National Park information Page

  • Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States
  • The second deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere
  • The seventh deepest lake in the world
  • Maximum lake depth: 1932 feet
  • Average lake depth: 1500 feet
  • Maximum lake width: 6 miles
  • Lake surface elevation: 6176 feet
  • Wizard Island elevation: 6940 feet
  • Wizard Island height above water: 764 feet
  • Hillman Peak, highest point on rim: 8151 feet
  • Mount Scott, highest point in park: 8929 feet
  • Union Peak: 7709 feet
  • Rim Village elevation: 7100 feet
  • Precipitation, yearly average: 66 inches
  • Snowfall, yearly average: 44 feet
  • Maximum snow depth at Park Headquarters: 21 feet
  • Park Size: 183224 acres
  • No lakes or Rivers drain into or out of the lake
    Rogue Gorge

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    Lake or Sky?

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    Wizard Island

                                                        Wizard Island

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                                                            Vadea Falls

    When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
    Ansel Adams 

  • Enjoy more pictures and information on Crater Lake at the following links
  • http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm
  • http://www.luminous-landscape.com/locations/crater-lake.shtml Winter Landscape Pictures
  • http://www.nps.gov/crla/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm

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