I came to Crater Lake with my parents when I was 3 years old and hiked Wizard Island, apparently in Chuck Taylors that were too small. I wasn’t really sure I remembered coming here except that I was always told that story time and time again.

Coming back was incredible. Crater Lake’s insanely blue waters are simply beautiful. It is the deepest lake in the US (7th in the world). We were lucky with a sunny calm day on the boat tour which gave us some amazing views. The Phantom Ship (the third picture) on the east side of the lake had almost no wind and made for an awesome reflection in the lake. My dad also spotted a bald eagle on the lake which was cool too.

Next stop…the Oregon coast.

- Jonathan