Features – Sun Notch

Sun Notch – Prominent Geological Features of Crater Lake National Park

#30 on the map – southeast side of the caldera

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Sun Notch at center and Applegate Peak at right, Crater Lake National Park, photo by Robert Mutch

The canyons of Sand and Sun creeks are among the most striking glacial phenomena of Mount Mazama. The notches they make in the rim are prominent features. The canyons are clearly of the glacial form. Their walls are glaciated and their floors strewn with morainal deposits … In the case of Sun Creek the conditions are somewhat different. For 2 miles from the crest the grade is gentle and the broad even floor is on glacial debris; then the creek descends abruptly, …. [Glaciation of Mount Mazama, The Geology and Petrography of Crater Lake National Park (1902)]

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Crater Lake National Park

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  1. Features – Applegate Peak
  2. Features – Bald Crater
  3. Features – Cloudcap
  4. Features – Crater Lake Caldera
  5. Features – Crater Peak
  6. Features – Desert Cone
  7. Features – Devils Backbone
  8. Features – Dutton Cliff
  9. Features – Eagle Crags
  10. Features – Garfield Peak
  11. Features – Godfrey Glen and Colonnades
  12. Features – Grouse Hill
  13. Features – Hillman Peak
  14. Features – Kerr Notch
  15. Features – Llao Rock
  16. Features – Llaos Hallway
  17. Features – Maklaks Crater (Diller Cone)
  18. Features – Mazama Rock
  19. Features – Mount Scott
  20. Features – Palisades
  21. Features – Phantom Ship
  22. Features – The Pinnacles
  23. Features – Pumice Castle
  24. Features – Pumice Desert
  25. Features – Pumice Point
  26. Features – Red Cone
  27. Features – Redcloud Cliff
  28. Features – Rugged Crest
  29. Features – Scoria Cone
  30. Features – Scott Bluff
  31. Features – Sentinel Rock
  32. Features – Skell Head
  33. Features – Sun Notch
  34. Features – Timber Crater
  35. Features – Union Peak
  36. Features – The Watchman
  37. Features – Williams Crater (Forgotten Crater)
  38. Features – Wineglass
  39. Features – Wizard Island

Note: the numbers associated with each feature name above correspond to their place on the Custom Google Map