As the sun rose higher in the sky the blue water of Crater Lake was slowly revealed.
After viewing the sunrise we drove the 33 mile road that circles the lake stopping at several points along the way.
The first stop was Discovery Point where the sign was still coated with a bit of snow. The snow will start falling in ernest within the next couple of weeks. Crater Lake gets over 500" each year.
Wizard Island from Discovery Point
Wizard Island is an old volcanic cinder cone
Wildflowers with Crater Lake in the background
Yes, the water really is THAT blue!! Is has visibility of 140 feet.
A Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel surveys the lake.
Our final glimpses of stunning Crater Lake