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Another nice view of Crater Lake, its unique water color ... cliffs and trees that align it. Again this lake was formed some 8,000 years ago ... as an active volcano erupted. But instead of blowing its top ... the top sank, deep into the mountain base - creating this crater, which in time filled with water. The water is extremely deep and renders an ink like color. The island in the picture has grown from the depths. The photo was taken at 9,000 feet - the mountain once stood above 12,000 feet. To get an idea of size ... there are three boats docked by the island ... they are so small ... the lake is really huge. A unique place.

Thanks for looking ...

David

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Additional Photos by David Reed Thomas (drt100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 74 N: 435] (2053)
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