Paddling Into Blue - Waldo Lake
Paddling Waldo Lake in autumn is a magical experience, and without doubt is one of Oregon's crown jewels of the High Cascades. With a surface area greater than 10 square miles, Waldo ranks as the second largest non-alkali lake in Oregon; and third cleanest in the world by water clarity. On a clear day with no surface chop, a paddler can peer down into its brilliant cobalt blue waters to a depth of 150 feet. Waldo lake was named after John B. Waldo, who was a judge, politician and early Oregon conservationists in the late 1800's.
Willamette National Forest, Oregon Cascades.