Thursday, August 07, 2014
Phantom Ship, Crater Lake
We took a boat tour of Crater Lake. The boat went "an astonishing 13 miles and hour," which provided a nice cool breeze. All the tickets for stopping off at Wizard Island had been sold, so we did the two hour tour of various features instead (and saved a bundle of money: those tickets aren't cheap).
One of the interesting features is Phantom Ship. It's part of an old lava dike that forms a spur climbing the rim of the caldera. I want to say it's two football fields long, but it might be only one; it's about nine stories high.
What I liked about it was that it really did look like a ship, it had trees growing on it, and it had cool basalt formations. Also, it's easy for a boat to get close to, so you can see finer details than most of the other geologic features of the tour.
If I were going to hide a sword that a Once-And-Future King might need to find, I would hide it on the Phantom Ship in Crater Lake.
Actually, if I were an Evil Genius and I needed to hide my secret lair, it would be at the bottom of Crater Lake, and it would be powered by one of the lake's hot spots.
I'm not sure where I'd put the monorail, though.