Crater Lake will take your breath away. It is such a unique place no matter what time of the year you visit.
In the winter though, it’s different.
There’s a quiet stillness that envelops you when your surroundings are blanketed in snow. But don’t be fooled by how beautiful it is… winter here is definitely cold and harsh. Moving here from Texas, winter in the northwest is still something we haven’t gotten used to yet. Luckily, it doesn’t snow too much in the city here in Portland. If you visit Crater Lake in the winter, do not forget to stuff your gloves with some hand-warmers!
The only national park in Oregon is extraordinary.
It is the one place that has shown us our favorite sunsets and sunrises (love at crater lake post). I think what blows our minds when we are here is the history of this place. It was formed by an immense volcano eruption over 7,000 years ago. It’s the 5th oldest national park in the US. It is also the deepest lake in the country at ~1950 feet. And there are no streams flowing into or out of the lake.
How incredible is that?
Crater Lake … still defies the limited power of words to convey the full range of its magic. Paul M. Lewis.