Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Geo 365: Sept. 4, Day 247: Mt Thielsen Over The Pumice Desert

Just a mile or so before the rim of Crater Lake, we pulled off the road to admire the views and the "spring" wild flowers. It was mid-August, but it had been an unusually late summer- the rim road wasn't open until late July- so the flowers were later than normal as well. There were still large piles of snow in many areas, especially on slopes with a north-facing aspect. The site of the last few days' photos, the Pumice Desert, can be seen as the tan plain in the middle of this photo, with Mount Thielsen rising directly behind it.

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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