We chose a sunny but cold day to visit Newberry Crater and drive to the summit of Paulina Peak. We had a great view of the volcanic basin and even Fort Rock in the distance. We found fresh snow under the stunted pines at the top, a reminder of how cold it was in Bend yesterday!
Paulina and East Lake lay below us with the big obsidian flow between them. We headed down into the crater and took a hike through the flow.
The most fascinating things I discovered were the bonsai lodgepole pines growing up through the cracks.