Crater Lake is without question one of the most amazing national parks around.
Located in southern Oregon in the Cascade Mountain range, Crater Lake is not the product of a meteor strike as you might first guess. It was actually created when the 12,000’ tall Mount Mazama volcano experienced a cataclysmic eruption approximately 7,700 years ago resulting in a caldera (crater) that has since become the deepest lake in the nation at 1,943’ deep.
The aptly named Lake Majesty is renowned for its deep blue color and has no water inlets or outlets. Instead, the water level is maintained by way of 43’ of annual snowfall (one of the snowiest places in America). As for the former cone of Mount Mazama, it's now an island in the middle of the lake known as Wizard Island.
So… with no outlets and so much precipitation, how come it doesn’t overflow constantly?
Scientists attribute this fact to seepage through the caldera walls, to the tune of approximately 2 million gallons per year! As you might imagine, foliage and wildlife abound in an environment such as this. We could go on and on, but all of these things combined make Crater Lake National Park one of the top destinations around for hiking, cycling, and star gazing (!!) around.
Look good, spread awareness, and support this amazing resource with the Crater Lake National Park Meshback Hat from Sendero Provisions Co. today.
- Cotton Twill
- Woven Label Patch
- Structured Mid-Profile 6 Panel
- Flat Topo Visor
- Braided Rope
- Rear Agave Tag
*A portion of the proceeds from this provision supports Crater Lake Natural History Association.