With the weather finally warming, and sunshine make its way to the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to get back to the Great Outdoors, and America’s deepest lake at nearly 2,000-feet deep, with it’s intensely blue shade and remarkable clarity, is surely one of the best places to visit.
A sight that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime – go during the day, and stay after dark to experience incredible scenes like this one, captured by @robbyzabala.
The basin that eventually became Crater Lake formed when a 12,000-foot-tall volcano, Mount Mazama, erupted and collapsed some 7,700 years ago. The volcanic basin, or caldera, eventually filled with water and became the lake that we know today. ght. Visitors can cruise the 33-mile loop Rim Drive, open from June through mid-October, with its more than 30 viewpoints that wind around the lake’s edge, or even dive into the flooded volcano to explore its depths.
If you’re interested in sky watching, you don’t want to miss the “Great American Solar Eclipse. Consider joining the 2017 Solar Eclipse Adventure offered through americashubworldtours.com, hosted over August 20-22, 2017, it includes time to explore the cool city of Bend, located just east of the Cascade Mountain Range, renowned for its outdoor adventures and multiple breweries as one of the country’s top brew towns. You’ll be taken to the Path of Totality in Central Oregon, where the solar eclipse will begin on August 21 at 10:20:16 am, PDT.
K.C. Dermody is the author of hundreds of travel articles both online and in print as well as the author of the “Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland.” She has traveled throughout the world and has a passion for imparting what she has learned from her experiences to others, but always appreciates coming home to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.