The iron was hot.
So we struck.
It was the first sunny day during our stay in Canyonville, Oregon, and the forecast for rest of time during our stay called for clouds and rain. So we took the opportunity to drive to Crater Lake National Park.
The drive was scenic...although long.
From the Park's brochure: Fed by rain and snow (no rivers or streams flow into the lake), the lake is considered to be the cleanest large body of water in the world. The water is exceptional for its clarity and intense blue color.
The average annual snowfall is 43.5 FEET.