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Kwoneksamach, the Lake That Disappears Every Year

Every year, an entire lake just disappears. Native Americans in the Cascades region call this place Kwoneksamach, or “unknown.” Up in the mountains of Oregon approximately two hours southeast of Portland is where this mysterious lake sits. The first documented accounts by European Americans said that they had found it difficult to find their way, so they named the lake “Lost Lake” ...

Troy Oakes

A lava tube draining the water out of Lost Lake.