Crater Lake National Park

Snow-fog obliterated my view of Crater Lake itself (and much of the surrounding terrain) but I simply had to try — the park’s terrain and history are so fascinating!  Imagine a great volcanic mountain building and spewing and erupting —- until it empties itself of magma, and becomes hollow.  The great subsidence that followed propelled the “mountain” deep into the earth!  The collapsed crater now holds the lake, like ice-water in a stone bowl held up for the sky to sip.  I was disappointed by the weather but —- I think it was Confucius who said “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Crater Lake National ParkCrater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National ParkCrater Lake National Park

View from the rim (which had been plowed open only for a short distance, to Discovery Point):

Crater Lake National Park

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