Wizard Island – Crater Lake
Wizard Island isn’t technically an island. It’s actually the cone left from the eruption of Mt. Mazama, the remains of which now hold Crater Lake. This was taken in early August 2007 and there was still snow in places as you can see. Crater Lake is the only National Park within Oregon’s borders and was created in 1902. It averages 600 inches of snow per a year, and is already ahead of the record this year.
We arrived fairly late in the afternoon at the park so didn’t have a chance to do the drive around the rim for other awesome pictures. But I did have the chance to stay in the campground which was an unexpected surprise. Crater Lake is about 60 miles out of the way when traveling through Central Oregon, but it’s well worth the visit every time. I’m going to attempt it again this year.