Yesterday, we took a long, steep hike down to Crater Lake. At nearly 2,000 feet, it is the deepest lake in North America and the 9th deepest in the world. The water is crystal clear and pure blue because the lake is only filled with rain and snow. We saw lots of aggressive crayfish in the water and they were about the same size as my hand. We came across a cliff area with a high, rocky ledge with loads of people catapulting of the edge into the water. The water was ice cold and gave you goose bumps all over. I was watching every person who jumped over the edge of the cliff and this inspired me to do it.
As I was preparing to do my crazy jump, I peered over the steep edge of the cliff and realized how tall it actually was. I thought of how mad I was and then made my way to the jumping point. Then I just leapt off the rock and plummeted feet first into the water! The water didn’t feel as cold any more. I was now swimming in Crater Lake, and I decided to jump 5 more times because the sensation of flying into the water was so cool.