Constellation

Mount Scott, the shadow of Watchman Peak on Crater Lake, and last light on the cinder cone of Wizard Island. Seen from Watchman Peak, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, OR. September 2013.

Mount Scott, the shadow of Watchman Peak on Crater Lake, and last light on the cinder cone of Wizard Island. Seen from Watchman Peak, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, OR. September 2013.

We hiked the short 0.8 mile trail up from the Watchman Overlook to the historic fire lookout at Watchman Peak for sunset when we visited Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The idea was that the setting sun behind us would illuminate the caldera’s rocky sides nicely, and while we were indeed treated with this experience, it was even more amazing to see the shadow of the very peak that we stood upon on the lake’s water, and the constellation of it with the cinder cone of Wizard Island and Mount Scott in the distance. Quite an amazing place.

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