Crater Lake National Park, OR
Mazama Village Campground
Sun Notch, Watchman's Peak
After a few days exploring Seattle, Levi and I started south through Oregon, visiting Portland and Bend en route to Crater Lake.
Though I entered the park prepared to see a large lake in a collapsed volcanic caldera, I was somehow still caught off guard by just how massive and deeply cobalt Crater Lake is. Considered one of the cleanest large bodies of water in the world, the lake is fed only by rain and glacial melt and is amazingly clear. In the early evening, we set out for Watchman’s Peak to watch the sun set and the colors wash over the caldera.
We also made a side trip to Toketee Falls, and while the descent to the water’s edge was a bit of a scramble, it was worth the incredible view of the falls.