A period of high pressure on the heels of a strong winter storm provided perfect conditions for a snowshoe trip into the backcountry at Crater Lake National Park last month. Following a seven-hour drive from Portland, I hiked for several miles until arriving at the general location I knew would provide the best photographic opportunities. Once there, I scouted the rim for several hours until I found a location that provided the perfect combination of lake view, foreground for the next morning's shot, and safety (stepping any closer to the edge would have provided a quick 1000 foot drop to the lakeshore). The forecasted clear weather conditions happened to coincide with a full moon, which the Photographer's Ephemeris had confirmed would rise directly over Wizard Island based on my intended location. This image was made approximately 50 feet from where I set up my tent; the night proved cold, but was well worth the resulting images.