Wallpaper Monday

Crater Lake

Oregon’s only national park, a geological wonder, and one of the most awesome bike rides in the US: Crater Lake National Park.

And yes, it’s a lake inside a volcano. Not just that, but it’s the deepest lake in the United States, and one of the ten deepest in the world. And it is COLD.

This is already on my own computer screen. Grateful hat tip to Erik.

(Click the image to craterate.)


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to Wallpaper Monday

  1. Hick Crone says:

    Photos don’t do justice to the size of the lake. Surface area is 20.6 sq mi or 53 sq kilometers. If ever you’ve the chance to visit, do so. The blue in summer is unbelievable.

    • oregon expat says:

      Hick Crone is right — the bike ride around the rim is 33 miles long. It’s impossible to get the whole lake in one photo without a fisheye lens; most photographers climb up high above the rim to capture it. And the blue is *literally* unbelievable.

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