An impromptu overlook along the Crater Rim Trail offers an incomparable view into Newberry Volcano’s caldera. Paulina Peak is the promontory on the caldera rim to your left. Paulina Lake and East Lake lie in the background, separated by intracaldera volcanics, including the Central Pumice Cone and Little Crater. The Big Obsidian Lava Flow lies directly below your lookout; note the prominent dome formed over the vent area on the upper east side of the flow and the curvilinear flow bands indicating that the lava spilled mainly downslope to the north and northwest. The white splotch right of the flow is Pumice Flat, thickly blanketed by pumiceous tephra from the Big Obsidian eruption.