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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Crater Lake, OR

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Crater Lake NP is a fairly large hole in the ground filled with water. It’s a remnant caldera of a 12000 foot volcano. It was quite hazy this day.

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There are two cones that rebuilt after the initial explosion. The other is beneath the water. Note the small fire.

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This is the view north from the northern side of the rim. Most of the small mountains here are cinder cones.

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The north wall.

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View north again.

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Expanded north wall view.

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Close-up of the cone inside the lake. You can hike to the top if you like, but you need a boat ride first.

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The massive face of the north wall, Llao Rock.

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This gives you the location of the second cone.

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LLano Rock

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Mount Mazama, artistic estimate. The near 5677 B.C. blast was estimated to be 42 time larger than Mount St. Helens.

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Deepest lake in the U.S., ninth in the world.

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View along the west rim.

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Falls on the outer south rim.

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Ship formation along the southern rim.

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On the eastern rim looking west.

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Part of the eastern wall. There is only one trail down to the lake. Yes, you can go swimming near the boat dock and take a boat ride. Boats are helicoptered in.

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The wind blows across the lake from the west and accelerates as it nears the eastern wall, blasting these pines.

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Random tourist.

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