Unforgettable Sunrise Wed, Sep 05, 2018
Over the holiday weekend my fiancé and I took a road trip to Portland. As excited as we were for our first visit to Portland, we decided to take some time and explore Southern Oregon. One of our stops was catching the sunrise over Crater Lake at Mount Mazama.
Mount Mazama is a volcano that collapsed on itself after a massive eruption approximately 7,700 years ago, forming the caldera that Crater Lake now occupies. Since there are no inflowing streams, Crater Lake is fed solely by rain and snow and according to the National Park Service it is the cleanest and clearest large body of water in the world.
Portland is a super cool city but watching the sun peek over the clouds and shine on the deepest lake in the United States wins for the highlight of the trip.