100 Days of National Parks: Day 8 – Watchman Overlook, Crater Lake National Park

Watchman Overlook

Crater Lake is Oregon’s only National Park, and stands out as one of the most impressive sights in all of the Pacific Northwest. It’s America’s deepest lake, and it’s pristine blue waters seem unfathomable perched on the rim.

I visited the park for the first time in almost 15 years in September of 2015, driving through what was left of the wildfire scorched northern forest, and sleeping out on the rim, waiting for this amazing sunrise to come up over the eastern horizon. There is something profoundly captivating about this lake and its mysterious depths, the way the water seems eternally still, dark, and full of secrets. It was one of the things I wanted to see the most when I set out on my Pacific Crest Trail hike, and I was glad to have had the opportunity to hike along the rim this past summer, truly a highlight of my year.

Watchman Overlook

Watchman Overlook
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Crater Lake is Oregon’s only National Park, and stands out as one of the most impressive sights in all of the Pacific Northwest.  It’s America’s deepest lake, and it’s pristine blue waters seem unfathomable perched on the rim.

I visited the park for the first time in almost 15 years in September of 2015, driving through what was left of the wildfire scorched northern forest, and sleeping out on the rim, waiting for this amazing sunrise to come up over the eastern horizon.  There is something profoundly captivating about this lake and its mysterious depths, the way the water seems eternally still, dark, and full of secrets.  It was one of the things I wanted to see the most when I set out on my Pacific Crest Trail hike, and I was glad to have had the opportunity to hike along the rim this past summer, truly a highlight of my year.

Film Scribblings: End of the Tour

There are some movies that simply make it impossible for me to judge their quality. This comes mostly from the fact that I find myself too closely engaging with the material, empathizing with some aspect of the story, be it character or situation, to such an extent that I can’t separate those deeply personal reactions from the objective understanding of what the film is. It’s invariably a confusing and disorienting feeling for me, especially when it comes out of left field.

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  • Year: 2015
  • Director: James Ponsoldt
  • Writer: Donald Margulies
  • Cinematographer: Jakob Ihre
  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segal
  • Website: http://endofthetour-movie.com

There are some movies that simply make it impossible for me to judge their quality.  This comes mostly from the fact that I find myself too closely engaging with the material, empathizing with some aspect of the story, be it character or situation, to such an extent that I can’t separate those deeply personal reactions from the objective understanding of what the film is.  It’s invariably a confusing and disorienting feeling for me, especially when it comes out of left field.
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