Making a trip to The Staggering, Cerulean Pit Lake Public Park

There is a lake in southern Oregon with water so blue that it will undoubtedly blow your mind at the northern end of the Volcanic Heritage Beautiful Byway.

I had seen pictures of Pit Lake Public Park before going there.

. The water in those images was a saturated blue that made me wonder if it might actually be real.

Between Hillman and Guardian Pinnacles, we stopped, and we walked up to the edge of an old spring of streaming lava.

Its cerulean tone seemed to be seen from every angle, which was odd.

The Klamath clan gave Pit Lake its most famous name, Giiwaas, a few centuries ago.