Crater Lake Shoreline

Clouds reflect in Crater Lake's vivid blue waters, which lap a pine-dotted shore. The water's incredible purity is why it look so blue.
“Crater Lake Shoreline”

Following our visit to Ashland, we drove up to Crater Lake National Park. Crater Lake is the kind of place you have to see to believe. The water owes its incredible blue color and clarity to its purity and chemical composition. As you may have guessed from its name, Crater Lake formed from a major geologic event – a volcanic explosion about 7,700 years ago. After the eruption, the mountain collapsed in on itself, creating the caldera now known as Crater Lake.

© 2015 Karen Joslin

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