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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Crater Lake.




The lake with its deep clear blue waters was one of the most awe-inspiring wonders I have ever been privileged to see (and it truly exceeded my expectations with its beauty). The weekend consisted of mornings waking up to sunlight on tall trees through the mesh windows of a tent, days spent exploring an area that was once a former volcano, and nights spent around a campfire with good friends and good food. We climbed up to the top of the mountain to get the full scope of the lake's entirety, and then climbed down the edge to get to the level of its waters. And then, we jumped:


Considering that the lake is so clean because it only holds water from rain and melted snow (there are no rivers or streams feeding it), the waters were preeetty cold. However, the jump was worth it. It was an epic adventure throughout, and Oregon yet again continues to blow me away.


 I thought that I had gazed upon everything beautiful in nature as I have spent many years traveling thousands of miles to view the beauty spots of the earth, but I have reached the climax. Never again can I gaze upon the beauty spots of the earth and enjoy them as being the finest thing I have ever seen. Crater Lake is far above them all. 

[Jack London, 1911]


For more photos, check out my Flickr page.
Also notable, have you ever tried putting peanut butter on s'mores? 
The addition was another favorite discovery of the weekend. :)

12 comments:

Gloria said...

Holy moly, how gorgeous!! I definitely have to put Crater Lake on my travel list

Kayla Poole said...

The photos of you two jumping are incredible! I can almost feel the icy sheets of water hitting my toes and then waist, chest and head. Ahh!

Jules8 said...

Oregon is amazing. Great photos!

Jane @ In the Pink and Green said...

Wow these photos are GORGEOUS!!! I haven't been to Crater Lake yet, but I so want to go! It looks so beautiful! :)

Jacqueline said...

That little island (in the forth picture down) ... I would love to live on that little island.

Erika Lee Sears said...

wow! gorgeous.. the weather couldn't get more perfect.

styleforlife said...

Incredible!!!!!!!
U guys are such a handsome couple!! :-)
xxxx Emily

Emily said...

Cliff jumping always makes me so nervous! But once you hit the water, the splash makes it worth the nerves. Hope all's well, Mary!

la petite coquine said...

I scrolled through these photos over and over-how gorgeous!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Aw what a cute picture of you two!!! And isn't Crater Lake amazing? I think it might by my favorite place on the West Coast! SO gorgeous!

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Such a beautiful place! I CANNOT believe you jumped. Impressed. So glad your trip was such a beautiful experience.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

These photos are truly incredible. Crater Lake looks like such a beautiful place to visit -- one of those places that it's hard to get a bad photograph of.

And I can't believe you jumped! Good for you!