The main reason I came back to Crater Lake today was to take pictures from the north and east parts of the rim with the sun behind me. Well, obviously the smoke thwarted that effort. Although the smoke tried to lift briefly the wind shifted around 1030 and it started coming over the lake again. I did get back down to the southeast part of the lake before the smoke completely obliterated the sun.
The picture I posted on Tuesday was taken in the afternoon so this was backlit by the sun. This photo shows come of the contours and trees on this tiny island. Unfortunately it isn’t as clear as it would have been without the haze from the smoke.