Down the Deschutes River

2 years ago…. Enjoy!

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Crater Lake was formed as result of the collapse of the volcano, Mount Mazama many, many years ago. Mount Mazama belongs to the Cascade range and was built over a long period  of almost 400, 000 years. The caldera that Crater Lake is composed of, is supposed to have been created almost 6,000 or 8,000 years ago.

craterlake I had the distinct pleasure of both flying this route as well as driving it from Northern California. Believe me, each experience has it’s own advantage. For example, seeing Crater Lake from the air provides the most stunning views of the bluest of blue waters. On the other hand, driving up to Crater National Park and trekking down the slope of the Mount Mazama to the water’s edge provides views of deep, blue , clear water, and sheer cliffs surrounding the lake of such immeasurable beauty, it is hard to make a  choice.

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3 thoughts on “Down the Deschutes River

  1. woodboneandstone September 9, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    I once took an early morning dip in the ice cold water of Crater Lake. Beautiful spot.


      • woodboneandstone September 10, 2016 / 12:58 pm

        Hahaha! You can’t. But I did. I was traveling from Canada down to Southern California and was in desperate need of a bath. It was about daybreak and I found a steep trail down to the water. Nothing was going to stop me from going in the water!

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