This is a partial view of Crater Lake in Southern Oregon. Located one hundred miles east of the Pacific Ocean, this lake was created 7,700 years ago by a violent volcanic explosion. It is the deepest lake in the United States, at 1,943 feet, and the seventh deepest lake in the world.
The water in the lake is almost pure, relatively free of any sediments, algae, pesticides and pollution; because of that, it absorbs all the colors of the spectrum except the blues, which is the reason it appears as blue as it does. There are over four and a half trillion gallons of it!
The weather was gorgeous, there was snow on the mountain tops and the wildlife was active. We can now check another "must see" off our list.