We wrap up our coverage of our visit to Crater Lake National Park by focusing on some of the other components of the park.
One of the park's inhabitants is the Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel.
These sure-footed little chipmunk-like squirrels can navigate the steep rocky hillsides around the overlooks with lightning speed.
Feeding, touching, or approaching wildlife is prohibited.
It was about mid-afternoon when we decided to leave the park. As we turned away from the Watchman Overlook, we saw these views of the hills to the southwest. The blues and purples of the hills just blow me away.