We absolutely LOVED this hike. It was so much fun and beautiful to say the least.
The above photo was taken at our destination point. The accomplished hiker stands high on top of a rock looking way down to the bottom with the mountains and sun behind. I love this shot and put a sepia effect on it.
This one is looking out over the rim. Notice the hole in the ground at the forefront above. It is almost as if the earth could open up. The sky is hazy from forest fires. This hike was done in the beginning of August 2010.
The above gives some idea of how high this cliff is with the lake below and hiker standing above is looking out toward Broken Top and Broken Hand. Little Three Creek Lake is below. The lake is over 1000 feet below the rim.
This hike is about 5 miles round trip and approximately 1200 feet elevation gain. You can see Belknap Crater, Mt Washington, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Jefferson, Mt Hood, and the tip of Mt Adams from this spot.