Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon

This was our third crater lake of the gap year (the other two were in Ecuador) and by far the best. And how lucky we were to see Oregon’s jewel on such a clear day with snow reflected in the deep blue water.

Formed around 7,700 years ago by the collapse of volcano Mount Manama, it was an amazing sight calling out for the panoramic feature on our ipad. With a depth of 594m, the six miles across lake is the deepest in the United States – in the world, it ranks ninth.

Unmissable; Hilary puts it into her top-ten experiences of the gap year so far.

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