May 28, 2007

Crater Lake part 2

The day we went to the lake only one mile of the rim was open but later in the year one can drive the entire 33 mile rim. There are places to pull of to enjoy the view all along the rim drive.

Crater Lake 3

A small volcanic island, Wizard Island, rises 764 feet above the surface of the lake on its west side. A small crater, 300 feet across and 90 feet deep, rests on the summit.

Crater Lake 4

This one is not my photo but gives a better idea of how remote the lake is.
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USGS Photograph taken on December 10, 2005, by Mike Doukas

19 comments:

  1. Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

    Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

    Biby Cletus

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  2. WOW! It really is stunning, I wish I lived near something as lovely as this! :o)

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  3. Hi Faye,

    You said it. It's overwhelmingly and sublimely beautiful. I think this is a must see on my list of must sees.

    Thanks for showing this to me.

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  4. Awesome!!!
    Stunning scenery, and you captured it superbly!!

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  5. I would really like to do Crater Lake in the winter. Kind of surprised there is still that much snow there this time of year. You know that for as remote as Crater is, there sure seems to be alot of people find their way there. Beautiful shots though, it's a magical place.

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  6. It is remote but oh so beautiful. I guess I am just partial to the mountains. I love the USGS photo. I have never scene it this way before. No wonder its called Crater lake...

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  7. What a fantstic place and impressive pictures. I will return. Cheers.

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  8. This is really spectacular.

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  9. tes photos sont magnifiques, un plaisir pour les yeux. Avec une preference pour la premiere

    your photographs are splendid, a pleasure for the eyes. With a preference for the first

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  10. Am really speechless again..wow!

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  11. its wonderful! and also scary in a way:)

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  12. These views are breathtaking...I am really enjoying you being back here in Blogland Faye!

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  13. You just inspired me to make a point on seeing Crater Lake. Again, nice work.

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  14. I probably should have read the part about not your shots. But I do like the ones in the other post.

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  15. I hope someday to view this marvel in-person....but for now I will drink in the beauty from your photos. Thanks for the information too! I'm curious, can you venture down to the water's surface, and has anyone 'taken a dip'?

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  16. Hi Faye.. Your images are amazing. As I was looking thru them I thought... Hey I have seen these before somewhere and as I looked up to try to remember where there was the image.. HA... It is very similar to your middle image and is on my National Geographic calendar for June that is hanging on the wall in my office... OH MY GOSH!! It was just tooo funny.. :) Your images are great.... That lake is just amazing.

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  17. Wow! Stunning photos, wonderful place!

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