Today, I went to Crater Lake National Park. I was on the most amazing thing that I have even seen. The drive was lone from where I lived at, it was more then 4 hours one way. About two months ago, I when to see that place, but being smart person that I am, I typed Carter Lake into the GPS and not Crater Lake by the time I figured it out it was to late to go there because it was an another three in half hours from where I was at and I really did not want to drive it.
When I got here it was something that I have never seen before in my life. The water was so blue, it was like it was not real because water that is you see in the ocean and rivers are kind of green color. From reading, the water is like that because there are no river going to it. The water it gets is from melting snow and raid fall. That was another thing I seen was patches of snow ever where still, which I would have thought it would have melted by now, but think because of the height of the mountain it stays cold there. The highest point that I could see we were at was about 6978 feet above sea level. Getting phone reception was spotty up there. I was on phone with a friend of mine and depending where I was at on the mountain the reception cut in and out. There was person that ask what phone company I had too because he was not able to get a signal there.
The crater part of the lake was made by volcano many years ago. If was to walk around were the lake part of the mountain is you more then likely would find volcanic rocks or black granite. I know I found black granite as i was driving up the mountain and I took some from the mountain to use a paper weight. There is some interesting information about Mount Mazama on Wikipedia.