Crater Lake is a former Volcano, locatedalong the same fault line as the Mount St. Helens Volcanoe that blewup in the 1980s.
Fortunately, it is no longer active, but is a mostspectacular blue lake, and stunning mountain scenery. The mountainalso has a lodge, a restaurant and a place for helping tourists tolighten their cash load.
It felt a little funny to have been only 36 hoursaway from temperatures in the high 80's (farenhieght), and then to besurrounded by snow, albeit a little wet, mushy and thawing. The routewe took to get here was through desert!
This would be an ideal place, during winter, for aweekend away.
Looking across the lake from the Lodge
Looking in an easterly direction from the lodge lookout
One Aussie Icicle! Mmm Have to bring Lynda here!
This is a secondary volvanoe that sealed the floor of the lake.The Park allows boating and fishing (the lake was stocked by peoplelast century, but has no natural infall or outfall other than rain,melt and evaporation).
Located at the top of the mountain is a lookout. it would be agreat job for the view, but the wind whistling up the hill would be areal chiller.
© Nic Doncaster and John Black 2003