I see the historic fireman lookout tower high above, perched on a cliff overlooking Wizard Island. The hike looks short but strenuous. The winds have died down for the most part as I start making my way through the pumice field and along the switchbacks that lead to Watchman’s lookout.
The short hike is full of fantastic panoramic views of Crater Lake, and the volcano island known as Wizard island.
The watchtower, originally build in 1932, holds steadfast in its perch above the lake. I wait for no one, taking in the scenery.
This high point shows you the bounty of other peaks to climb, trails to explore, vistas to experience. I quickly make my way back down, and continue around the rim, looking for the next adventure.