Crater Lake Panorama

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The view of Crater Lake from the top of Mount Scott is spectacular. Hikers can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

Crater Lake as seen from Mount Scott
Crater Lake as seen from Mount Scott

When Mount Mazama erupted 7,000 years ago, the top 5,000 feet of the mountain was blown away.  This resulted in a five mile wide lake, ringed by cliffs that are approximately 2000 feet high.

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