New images: Crater Lake National Park
I’ve posted a few new images of Crater Lake National Park from last summer.
I got up twice at 4am for the sunrise, but it didn’t work as planned. I went to an unmarked spot about 2.1 miles west from the Rim drive/Rim village junction. If you are not afraid of heights, from a large pullout, scramble up the slope on the left and then down to a natural promontory atop a narrow pinnacle. You will be on an incredible position with a 180 degree view of the lake.
The first day, a bar of low clouds on the eastern horizon totally suppressed the color at sunrise. I came to that same point the next day, but as a low cloud closed in, reducing the visibility to nothing, I quickly moved further south. This allowed me to capture the sunrise, but due to the lower position, there isn’t a good separation between Wizard Island and the rim in the back.
The third image shows more clouds, this time on Mt Scott, the highest point in the park. I abandoned my plans to hike up that mountain.