Crystal clear

Clear Lake is as clear as the menu saysThe McKenzie River drains a region of 1,300 square miles and is one of the primary tributaries of the Willamette River. Fish in the McKenzie River include spring Chinook salmon, mountain whitefish, and bull and rainbow trout.

Lava flows and volcanic ash from the eruption of the Little Nash Crater located on Sand Mountain blocked the McKenzie River, “allowing the river to slowly create a lake with nearly unequaled clarity,” reads the menu at Clear Lake Resort.



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Lava flows and volcanic ash from the eruption of the Little Nash Crater located on Sand Mountain blocked the McKenzie River, “allowing the river to slowly create a lake with nearly unequaled clarity,” reads the menu at Clear Lake Resort.

Geologically speaking, 3,000 years isn’t much. For a bunch of trees to be preserved that long, well, that’s another matter. About 3,000 years ago, according to my irrefutable…




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