Intrepid Travelers at Paulina Falls in Newberry volcano.
Benham Falls, LaPine State Park. It's really a cascade of the Deschutes River, but when it's flowing like this, they're right to call it a waterfall.
Paulina Falls, Newberry volcano.
Big Obsidian Flow. This was a relatively recent belch by the Newberry volcano. This picture was taken from Paulina Peak, a couple thousand feet above the flow. The picture below is us in the middle of it.
Intrepid travelers in the middle of Big Obsidian Flow. There were chunks of pure, shiny black obsidian glass as big as cars. Everywhere.
Our lunch view from East Lake, in the Newberry caldera.
Panoramic shot of Newberry Caldera, one of the biggest volcanoes in North America. The two lakes and the obsidian flow are all contained within the caldera. Luckily, it's been well behaved for a thousand years or so.
Mountain views from Paulina Peak.
A small cinder cone. This place is highly volcanic. Or at least it was...
Lava Butte. A large cinder cone. We took a shuttle bus to the top and hiked around the rim. No private vehicles allowed.
The Deschutes River near our campsite.
Sunset over Bend. Snow on the peaks in late August!