Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake is a lake formed by the historic Mazama Volcano, a 12,000 ft tall mountain which erupted and then collapsed, only to form thousands of cinder cones in the valley it formed. Crater Lake is a world renowned lake, being the 9th deepest lake in the world and the clearest in North America.

Crater Lake has always been on my bucket list, and yesterday we got to see it!

The first thing we saw, driving from our lodge in Point Comfort, were the pinnacles. They are formed by fossilized steam, caught up in rock that is ions-old

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Pinnacles

Soon, we were up on Crater Lake, in Rim Village. Behind Rim Village Visitor Center, there is amazing views down the crater.

Destination
Destination

After doing Rim Village, we headed up to Diamond Lake for a horse ride, and afterwards, a swim! There, we saw some cute little ducks.

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Yes Mother?

When we went back down to Crater Lake, it was raining, so at every outlook, I quickly ran outside to take a photo before rushing back to the car, soaked.

Smoking
Smoking

Heading back down to Point Comfort Lodge, we stopped at Vidae Falls. A good end to a day we have been looking forward to for a while!

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Vidae

 

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