South of Crater Lake Park and east of Medford lies a mountain land blessed with dozens of gorgeous lakes, some large and well-developed, many smaller and accessible only by backpack or horse during the summer months. This photographer is especially charmed by the highly variegated mix of deciduous and coniferous trees in this region of Oregon. This area near Lake o' the Woods and the Klamath Falls Basin is a real Oregon "must-see" in the fall when the aspens do their magic and the first snows dust the higher peaks. Across the Lake rises Southern Oregon's highest peak, the extinct volcano of Mt. McLoughlin, 9, 500 feet in elevation.