Facts:Crater Lake was formed when a massive eruption of Mount Mazama 7700 years ago caused the mountain to collapse, leaving a steaming caldera. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera creating Crater Lake.
Its depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters) makes it the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest in the world. Its fresh water is some of the clearest found anywhere in the world.
Crater Lake National Park is comprised of 183,224 acres of mountains, peaks, evergreen forests, and lake. Elevations range from 4000 feet along the borders of the park to 8,929 feet at Mount Scott. These elevations offer diverse habitats, including
ponderosa pine forest in the southern end of the park; mixed pine, fir, and hemlock forest in the 5,000 to 7,500-foot range; and sub-albine environments including whitebark pine above 7,000 feet.
Fun: I lived in OR for a time, met my wife there (we didn't get together till years later after I had moved (a few times). Anyway got together with some family from Houston for a NW trip. We Visited Seattle, Portland, traveled all down the Oregon coast & down into the Cali Redwoods. And of course visited some family & friends in some of the places we used to live. Will post more pics from this & other trips as I have the time. :) Hope you enjoy these.