Crater Lake (Caldera-巨火山湖)
National Park in Oregon
Oregon and California are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire with many active and dormant volcanoes. In August
2004, we drove a rental car to tour the volcanic region in Oregon and California including Crater Lake National
Park, Caldera of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Lava Butte and Painted Hills in Oregon and Lassen
Volcanic National Park, Mt. Shasta, Lava Beds National Monument, and volcanic crater in Death Valley
National Park in California. This web page presents the photos and the story from our tour of the Crater Lake
National Park in south central Oregon. The photos and stories from other parts in this volcanic region will be
presented in other web pages later.
北美最深最藍的火山湖,藍天白雲,地處高山之巔,清澈晶瑩的浩瀚天池,醉人的湖
藍,雪山融水形成的湖泊,完全與外界隔絕,渾然天成,風格獨特,氣象萬千。

Fantastic views when we were driving around the beautiful, blue Crater Lake.  It is the deepest lake (1,949
feet) in the USA at an elevation of 6,176 feet above sea level. The lake diameter is about 6 miles (10 Km).
Crater Lake National Park is in southern Oregon, USA.
We saw a bear in the woods near the Crater Lake.           This photo by May Lee
We saw a deer near the road around the Crater Lake
A waterfall near Crater Lake
湖天一色,夢幻般的湖藍,世外桃源般的寧靜和純淨。

About 7,700 years ago, the Stratovolcano, Mount Mazama, with peak estimated at 12,000 feet high collapsed
down following a large eruption and created this caldera of Crater Lake.
Caldera - Collapses of Mount
Mazama Stratovolcano to form
Caldera of Crater Lake about 7,700
years ago.

The largest and most explosive type
of volcanic eruptions that eject tens
to hundreds of cubic kilometers of
magma onto the Earth's surface.
When such a large volume of magma
is removed from beneath a volcano,
the volcanic mountain and the ground
collapse down into the emptied
space underneath, to form a huge
depression called a caldera. Some
calderas are more than 25
kilometers in diameter and several
kilometers deep. Some calderas are
filled with lakes like this Crater Lake.
More information on Crater Lake is available at the following websites:

http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov/archive/crla/home.htm
Pinnacles along a creek near Crater Lake
Volcanic Pumice Desert near Crater Lake, Oregon. These volcanic pumice rocks have many tiny air bubbles
and holes such that they look almost like sponge. These volcanic pumice rocks can float on the water because
of all those tiny air bubbles. Practically nothing can grow on this volcanic pumice desert.
遠山的呼喚。

Mt. Thielsen viewed from Crater Lake. It is one of several volcanic mountain peaks in Oregon.
When we were touring the Crater Lake, we were at elevation above 7,000 feet. The lake water surface is at
about 6,176 feet of elevation above sea level. The rim around the lake is about 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the
lake water surface.  When we came down to the ground level at the motel, our caped empty water bottles
were squashed due to the difference in air pressures above 7,000 feet elevation and at ground level.

Map: Click here to see Google Map showing location of Crater Lake in southern Oregon

Map: Detailed park map is available at the following websites:

http://
www.crater.lake.national-park.com/map.htm

http://www.willhiteweb.com/crater_lake_national_park/sights_093.htm

http://www.nps.gov/archive/crla/crlamap.htm
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湖光山影,四周有懸崖萬丈,壁立千仞的崇山峻嶺環抱,碧波蕩漾,碧藍和青翠,蒼穹
碧野,山中有湖,湖中有島,島上有山的連環風景帶。
幽深秀麗的湖畔景色,山光水色,相映如畫, 靜觀湖景,凝思遐想。
明凈如鏡的湖水,雄渾壯美的大湖風光,如此純淨的藍色,有著寬廣豪放之美,感天動
地的一片藍,蓝色狂想曲。
寧靜的湖泊,夢幻之藍, 那種自然的寬闊與厚重,令人感到平靜與安寧, 感到身心徹
底放鬆,似乎已遠離一切世俗。
整座國家公園的靈魂,超凡脫俗的純淨,山水壯麗,被譽為美國的長白山天池,有像西
方巫師所戴的尖頂帽而得名的巫師島, 大火山口中的小火山口, 近乎完美的錐形火山
頂,所以非常誘人。

在中國東北,中朝邊境,長白山天池的美景 can be seen at the following website:

http://
www.wsc2345.com/guide/20160727/503366.html
如同一顆璀璨奪目鑲嵌在群山峻嶺之中的藍寶石展現在你面前,美不勝收的湖光山色,
令人難忘的碧藍和純淨, 靜靜地享受大自然。
高原深水湖泊,藍瑩瑩的湖面,一泓清澈的湖水,它藍得那樣透徹,令人心曠神怡。
藍天白雲,湖水純淨湛藍,松柏青翠欲滴, 湖上静悄悄, 讓人從靈魂深處生出種種浪
漫情懷, 感動莫名的淚水。