Mystery Destination: A Deep Blue Lake

Welcome to this week's Mystery Destination. Each week we pick one outdoor adventure destination, give you 5 clues and see if you can name the destination we are talking about. In recent weeks, the answer has been the name of a famous river, a ski town and a backpacking trail. This week the answer is the name of a lake and the national park of the same name.

Read through the five clues and look at the attached photo. If you know the answer, leave your guess in the comments below then share this page with your friends to see if they know.

Mystery Destination Lake Photo by Gopal Venkatesan

  • This area was named a national park in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It was one of the first few national parks but to this day, it is still the only national park located within this state.

  • This lake has no rivers that flow into or out of it. Water only enters the lake through precipitation and leaves through evaporation or ground leakage.

  • At over 1,900 feet deep, this lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the 10 deepest lakes in the world.

  • In the summer you can enjoy many hiking trails and guided boat trips but in the winter you'll want to snowshoe or cross-country ski in the deep snow as this park receives an average of over 44 feet of snow each year.

  • The local Native American legend explains the creation of this lake as the result of a battle between the sky god and the god of the underworld. The tribe still holds the lake to be a highly spiritual site.

Anybody can find the answer by using a search engine, don't be that guy. Make your best guess but don't cheat.

Do you know the answer? Have you visited this lake? Tell us in the comments below if you know the answer. Extra points if you can name the two island located on this lake.

Did you enjoy this little outdoor adventure game? If you missed any of our previous Mystery Destinations be sure to check them out now.

Mystery Destination 1: Reptiles, Sand and Mountains... Oh My!
Mystery Destination 2: A Mountain, Lake and Wreckage
Mystery Destination 3: A Backpacker's Dream Trail
Mystery Destination 4: A Western Ski Town
Mystery Destination 5: Mystery Destination: A Large, Dark and Uncrowded National Park
Mystery Destination 6: Mystery Destination: A Bridge, Whitewater Rafting and Great Climbing
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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