Tucked away on the east slope of 9,175-foot Broken Top is one of central Oregon's most well protected gems. Getting to the trailhead requires a high-clearance 4x4** capable of slogging through some of the deepest ruts and steepest pitches of any forest road. At an elevation of 8,150 feet, the Broken Top Crater is a gem replete with a deep, turquoise pool, a sweeping view of the Three Sisters and much of Eastern Oregon.

5 images for Depth of field blend of the flowers and one for the sky. This was hand held as I was practicing DOF blending and didn't want to lug around my beast of a tripod. Yeah I carried the beast on one of Marc's backpacking workshop.

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