But now onto Crater Lake! It was beautiful!!!!!!! This trip was filled with volcanic activity. Crater Lake is actually an ancient volcano the caved in on itself and filled with water. The explosion that created the caldera was one of the largest in the US and it produced an ask cloud that was 15 times larger then Mt. St. Helen's explosion, spreading ash as far as Yellowstone. Its the deepest lake (1949ft) in the US, the 9th deepest in the world, and is known for how blue it is. The rim was so massive and was hard to grasp the sheer magnitude of it's size, and the cliff drops were crazy! There is an island in the middle, Wizard Island, that was formed by recent volcanic activity. I want to go back there sometime and stay at the lodge! It's so cute! And you can hike down the rim and take a boat to Wizard Island and hike to the top! Sounds so fun!!!
The whole trip we passed by sooo many forest fires... Of course again we saw some more, but the signs put us at ease. ;)
Summer snow in sandals is the best!
The best was at night we started driving towards the redwoods, it was totally creepy driving thru the woods at night and slowly the trees became bigger and bigger... Or we were shrinking. After 10 hrs of driving you start to wonder.
Till the next day!
pictures by me and lee