On our way back home from Glacier National Park, we stayed for one night in Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. But during our short stay we did cover all of the East and West Rim Drives.
The Pumice Desert (visible in the next slide) was created over 7,000 years ago and still exists today.
The Pumice Desert a few miles north of Crater Lake.
View from Merriam Point., as we enter the park from the north.
Looking south from Merriam Point, over Wizard Island. The deep blue color is due to the depth of the lake. At 1,943 deep it is the deepest lake in the US.
Panorama view from Merriam Point.
Looking east from Merriam Point, across the northern shore of the lake.
From Merriam Point, Wizard Island on the left, Hillman Peak on the right.
Wizard Island seen from the Watchman Overlook.
A telephoto of the waters around Wizard Island.
Looking back north from Discovery Point, with Hillman Peak on the left beyond Wizard Island.
Discovery Point panorama, looking northeast.
Another telephoto capture of the shores of Wizard Island, this one from Discovery Point.
On this clear day we can see Mt. Shasta in California, approximately 100 miles to the south.
Midday light shows the colors of the cliffs below the Watchman Overlook, as seen from Discovery Point.
The Watchman cliffs and Wizard Island, seen from Discovery Point.
Discovery Point selfie, midday.
Another Discovery Point view.
After settling into camp, we drove back to the northwest corner of the lake to start a driving tour of the north and north eastern parts of the Rim Drive. Here we see the Pumice Desert again, with Mt. Thielsen on the right.
Pumice Point view, with Mt. Scott on the left beyond the lake.
Pumice Point Panorama.