Mount Thielsen, from the west rim of Crater Lake.
Mount Thielsen from the southwest. Driving north from Medford, to the west of Crater Lake, you come over a hill and there is Mount Thielsen right ahead of you, with its spire thrusting skyward 9,173 feet. Beautiful.
Mount Thielsen is known as "The Lightning Rod of the Cascades"; lightning strikes the spire so often that "lightning tubes" of recrystalized rock are formed.
These two shots are from nearby Diamond Lake.
©D.L. Mark 1997
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