Photos of Crater Lake and Wizard Island taken on October 21, 2012
I will be posting several pictures from the trip over the next week or so.
These photos are taken along the rim of Crater Lake. It had just recently snowed which made for some dangerous driving conditions. Crater Lake is in the bowl of the Mt. Mazama volcano. This volcano erupted many thousands of years ago and over time, the inside of the volcano filled up with water from rain and snowmelt ..thus, creating this beautiful blue lake. It is considered the deepest lake in the United States. I was hoping to jump in to say I swam in the deepest lake, but the weather didn't permit it. :( All the more reason to go back up there again.
Hugh Nibley in his memoirs has mentioned that he used to go swimming out to Wizard Island when he was growing up.