Posts tagged: Cascade Range

Crater Lake Is Unique

By , August 15, 2010 7:17 pm

We left the Crater Lake region this morning and are currently in Winnemucca, NV. We are making our way to Colorado.

Crater Lake is a caldera lake when Mount Mazama erupted in 5400 BC. It is still an active volcanic. It is part of the same mountain range as Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, the Cascade Range. It is the deepest lake in the US at 1,943 feet. It is about 6 miles across and has no inlets and tributaries. It’s water is one of the deepest blue and one of the clearest, it is estimated that you can see 400 feet below.

We will post about our trip soon.


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