Chamisa (or rabbitbrush) provides a foreground to Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park Oregon, U.S.A.. This famous crater lake boasts the purest water in the world. It has no springs and is filled from snow melt and rain. It is so blue that when it was first discovered, an indignant tourist complained that the park service was coloring its waters.
Local Indians felt it to be a sacred place. There is only one steep access to its waters. Its volcanic cone, Wizard Island, rises from its considerable depths.