Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crater Lake: A Photo Essay

Sunset as we arrive to Crater Lake National Park.


Our cabin the next morning.


The Klamath peoples' legend tells of two Chiefs, Llao of the Below World and Skell of the Above World, pitted in a battle which ended up in the destruction of Llao's home, Mt. Mazama. The battle was witnessed in the eruption of Mt. Mazama and the creation of Crater Lake.
(found on nps.gov)


The landscape is still recovering from the mighty explosion that happened 7,700 years ago. The trees are slowly but surely growing back and reclaiming the pumice desert.


One of the lake's residents.


Only just hanging on: both my niece and the tree.


A parting glimpse.