Klamath County, Oregon, USA
When I think about the ideas of "independence" or "freedom" on the 4th of July, I can't help but think about a trip where I was lucky enough to explore the national parks of the American West. The longstanding commitment to protect the beauty of our county's finest landscapes is something that I deeply appreciate about the country where I live.
My favorite destination on this trip was Crater Lake in Oregon. The lake's awe-inspiring, deep blue water sits in a crater that was formed 7,700 years ago by the collapse of a volcano. Rain and snowfall compensate for any evaporation as no rivers flow into or out of the crater. At 1,943 feet (592 m), the lake is the deepest in the United States. Happy Independence Day from Daily Overview!