Submitted by Katie Cornett / UGC
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Katie Cornett was on a seven-day solo trip from Santa Monica, Calif. up coastal Highway 1 and into Oregon when she took this photo of Crater Lake in November 2011.
"The winter sky and the water were the most incredible shade of blue, especially in contrast to the fresh white snow," Cornett told TODAY.com. "I would have liked to stay all day, but at 27 degrees Fahrenheit at the viewpoint, I snapped a few pictures and scurried back to my car through the snow.
"There is something about a body of water in the winter, surrounded by snow, that is quite peaceful and eerily calm," Cornett added.
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