Take Us Along Winner

Jonathan Conley

Jonathan Conley of West Liberty, Ky., is this week's Take Us Along winner. He took Kentucky Auto & RV along on a trip to Crater Lake in Oregon. He is standing, with the magazine, in front of the lake with Wizard Island behind his right shoulder.

Crater Lake is located in Crater Lake National Park in south-central Oregon. It is famous for its clear water and deep blue color. It was formed thousands of years ago by the collapse of a volcano. It is unusual in the fact there are no rivers flowing in or out. It's source of additional water is melting snow and precipitation. Loss of water is from subsurface seepage and evaporation. It is located 1,942 feet above sea level and is the deepest lake in the USA. There are two islands in the lake, Wizard and Phantom Ship. In 1853, John W. Hillman became the first non-Native American to report the lake. He named it Deep Blue Lake. The name was later changed to Lake Majesty and finally it was given the name it carries today. Thanks for taking us along!