Lake Crescent

Saturday, as I returned to Port Angeles from my trek out to Cape Flattery, I passed through this section of Highway 101 again.  There is a long stretch of the highway which is sandwiched between the north perimeter of Olympic National Park and the southern shore of Lake Crescent, a huge, deep lake west of Port Angeles.  I didn’t stop to take any pictures on Friday because smoke from various wildfires had reduced the visibility of the far off mountains but the scene was much better on Saturday so I made a few stops.

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And like the Sol Duc River which I had seen up close on Friday, the water in this lake is incredibly clear:

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The lake is so big it is impossible to capture it all in one shot from this close.  Here is a two-shot panorama, looking left to right:

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