Oregon’s Captivating Crater Lake

Crater Lake Oregon

Famed for its deep blue color and clarity, the lake’s fine features don’t have such a tranquil origin. Without the colossal collapse of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake would have no caldera to fill.

The Earth’s Natural Punch Bowl

Punch Ball Falls Oregon

Tucked away within the Columbia River Gorge are Oregon’s Punch Bowl Falls, which gets its name from the bowl shape the falling water makes when impacting the pool.

A Stunning Storm At Crater Lake

Storm Crater Lake

Filling a 2,148 foot deep caldera, Oregon’s Crater Lake is known primarily for its crystal clear waters, deep blue coloring, and its century-old resident, the “Old Man of the Lake.” Though the old man in question isn’t actually a person; rather, it’s a tree trunk that has been bobbing vertically within the lake for over a hundred years.

The Natural Menace Of Thor’s Well

thors-well-oregon-photograph

Sometimes dubbed the “Pacific Gateway to the Underworld,” Thor’s Well is part of Cape Perpetua, a typical Pacific Northwest headland – a forested area of land on the central Oregon Coast, surrounded by water on three sides.

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