Sunset Lake

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Cool, deceptively clear water fills this crater, which seems to be fed from underground. The lakeshore is nearly free of vegetation; only some cacti, palms and other drought-tolerant plants are visible. Few animals come here, although there are a number of bird's nests along the eastern rock cliffs including hundreds of sunset warblers. What most people see is sandy shore clinging to a deep lake with edges sloping east under the water, and a pushed-up tower of rock taller than a giant by half forming the eastern shore for most of its circumference. It is quiet here although the ambiance and angry splashing from the fighting carp tends to make people uneasy and any animals encountered near the shores are likely to be hostile and attack on sight.