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Evening and Sunset
The appearance of the lake and other features of the park vary considerably depending on the time of day, climate, and quality of light. In the picture below, just before sunset, a band of sunshine illuminates the top of the east rim of the lake below overcast skies. That's The Palisades in the middle of the picture.
The east rim beyond Llao Rock, beginning with the Merriam Point area, is already in the shadows as evening approaches.
A different picture of Llao Rock shows the shadows at the end of the day.
The east rim is in shadow while the sun still highlights Dutton Cliff, Applegate Peak, and Garfied Peak.
Wizard Island is located in the western section of the lake, not far from te western rim of the caldera. As the sun goes down near the end of the day, less and less of the island lies in the sunlight. The photographs below show this lovely progression.
Eventually, just the crater at the top of the cone is bathed in sunlight.
Trees along the rim present an interesting view in low light.
A silhouette of a tree and the park below the rim marks the end of the day at Crater Lake.
Information about Crater Lake National Park has been drawn from personal experience, data available in the park itself, and a number of other sources, including:
- Butcher, Devereux. (1949). Exploring Our National Parks and Monuments. Washington, DC: National Park Association.
- Cook, Truman B. (1915). Crater Lake. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 81, 43-56.
- Cranson, K. Rodney, & Hoffman, F. Owen. (2004). Garfield Park Trail Guide. Crater Lake, OR: The Crater Lake Institute.
- Cranson, K. Rodney. (2005). Crater Lake: Gem of the Cascades. Lansing, MI: KRC Press.
- Decker, Robert, & Decker, Barbara. (1995).Road Guide to Crater Lake National Park. Mariposa, CA: Double Decker Press.
- Field, N., & Machlis, S. (1989). Discovering Crater Lake: A Learning and Activity Book. Corvallis, OR: Dog-Eared Publications.
- Harmon, Rick. (2002). Crater Lake National Park: A History. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.
- Juillerat, Lee. (1995). Lodge of the Imagination: The Crater Lake Lodge Story. Crater Lake, OR: Crater Lake National History Association.
- Keyes, Nelson Beecher. (1957). America's National Parks. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday & Co.
- Mark, Stephen R. (2004). Historic Rim Drive: Rhapsody In Blue. Crater Lake, OR: Crater Lake Natural History Association.
- Mark, Stephen R. (2006). In Pictures: Crater Lake. The Continuing Story. Las Vegas, NV: KC Publications, Inc. Photography by Jeff Gnass.
- McMillon, Bill. (1983). Old Lodges and Hotels of Our National Parks. South Bend, IN: Icarus Press.
- National Geographic's Guide to the National Parks of the United States (5th edition). (2006). National Geographic Society.
- Nature Notes from Crater Lake. Volumes 27 (1996), 26 (1995), 25 (1994).
- National Parks of North America. (1995). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.
- Schaeffer, Jeffrey P. (1983). Crater Lake National Park and Vicinity. Berkeley, CA: Wilderness Press.
- Severy, Merle. Crater Lake. (1959). In America's Wonderlands: The National Parks. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, pp 384-389.
- Shute, Nancy. Crater Lake. (1990). National Geographic Traveler, 7, 28-57.
- Sutton, Ann, & Sutton, Myron. (2002). Crater Lake National Park: A Global Treasure. Medford, OR: Silver River, Inc.
- The Sierra Club Guide to National Parks: Pacific Northwest and Alaska. (1985). New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang.
- Tilden, Freeman. (1970). The National Parks. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
- Toops, Constance M. (1991). Crater Lake National Park Trails. Crater Lake National History Association.
- Warfield, Ronald G., Juillerat, Lee, & Smith, Larry. (1982). Crater Lake: The Story Behind the Scenery. Las Vegas, NV: KC Publications.
- Warfield, Ron. (1997). A Guide To Crater Lake: The Mountain That Used To Be. Crater Lake Natural History Associates.
- Warfield, Ron. (1998). Crater Lake National Park: A Wish You Were Here Book. Mariposa, CA: Sierra Press.
- Williams, Howell. (1961). Crater Lake: The Story of Its Origin. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Note: Conflicts in facts between sources may be resolved using Wikipedia.
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