Photo set: Crater Lake, Oregon

Somewhere on my mental bucket list, “Visit Crater Lake is scribbled. Crater Lake, a caldera lake, is located in south-central Oregon. One of the lake’s main attractions is its deep and clear blue color. Formed roughly 7,700 years ago when Mount Mazama collapsed after an enormous eruption, it is estimated that it took 720 years for the caldera to fill the lake to its present depth–nearly 2,148 feet. Crater Lake has no inlets or tributaries and because of this, the water within the lake is purportedly some of the purest water (without pollution) in North America. And all of this information leads up to one link, a link to a Crater Lake photo set by Flickr user Daily Bungalow. Check these shots of the lake out–they’re gorgeous.