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.
There are two cones that rebuilt after the initial explosion. The other is beneath the water. Note the small fire.
This is the view north from the northern side of the rim. Most of the small mountains here are cinder cones.
The north wall.
View north again.
Expanded north wall view.
Close-up of the cone inside the lake. You can hike to the top if you like, but you need a boat ride first.
The massive face of the north wall, Llao Rock.
This gives you the location of the second cone.
Mount Mazama, artistic estimate. The near 5677 B.C. blast was estimated to be 42 time larger than Mount St. Helens.
Deepest lake in the U.S., ninth in the world.
View along the west rim.
Falls on the outer south rim.
Ship formation along the southern rim.
On the eastern rim looking west.
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.
The wind blows across the lake from the west and accelerates as it nears the eastern wall, blasting these pines.