We wake and are already amazed at our view from Diamond Lake Resort. It truly is a gem in the Cascades. Mount Bailey is clearly visible. 
My socks are beginning to come off. 

We begin our drive up to see  Crater Lake. I am extremely excited to see Crater Lake on this clear day. 

On our drive up we stop at the Pumice Desert, this is a result of Mount Mazama erupting. So cool!

We make it back to Crater Lake Lodge, the view a bit different today!  

The lake is so blue and clear, scientists say it is the cleanest large body of water in the world. Crater Lake was formed about 7700 years ago as a result of the eruption of Mount Mazama.

We drive around the rim, not only are my socks are knocked off, my breath is taken away. I am I rigid by the information at the different lookouts. I can’t imagine Crater Lake in the winter where the snow is 44 feet high in some places.  I love it, love it, all of it love! The phantom ship, Wizard Island (a volcano inside a volcano). Wizard Island stands 763 feet tall above Crater Lake but that is just the tip of this drowned volcano which is 2500 feet above the lake floor. 

There isn’t adequate words to describe this awe inspiring view. Here are some pictures to help share the wonder of Crater Lake – but these pictures don’t even do it justice. 

Crater Lake is a must see!