"The Deep Blue Reflection of Crater Lake"
Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States at 1,900 feet deep. Twenty-one square miles of intensely blue water awed me as I looked down from the cliff looming almost 2,000 feet above the shore. The name “Crater Lake” is an anomaly as it was a volcano, not a meteor, that created this natural lake surrounded by steep walls of rock. Mount Mazama’s eruption around 5,700 B.C. catapulted volcanic ash miles into the sky and expelled so much pumice and ash that the summit collapsed, creating a huge smoldering caldera which eventually filled with rain and snow melt. Notice the stillness of the lake and how the reflection is actually a deeper blue then the sky.