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John Hight August 9 - Photo Stream

This historic hotel was built in 1915 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. We stayed here on our recent trip to Oregon's Crater Lake National Park. The views of Crater Lake from the hotel are spectacular, and the food at the restaurant is delicious. The rooms are small with no TV or phone, and the wifi reception was described by a person at the front desk as "good-luck". The location is beyond compare for being able to get out early and catch the sunrise.

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John Hight August 8 - Photo Stream

There are several Crater Lake boat tours available, and they are the only way to get on the lake unless you're a ranger or a researcher. Wizard Island formed after the collapse of Mount Mazama, while the lake filled with rain and snow melt. The animals on the island made their way across a land bridge, which flooded as the lake rose, leaving them to develop as unique sub-species. The island is accessible by shuttle boat and has a trail leading to the top of the cinder cone, where you look can look into the 90 foot-deep crater.


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John Hight August 7 - Photo Stream

Phantom Ship Island: The peak of a ridge in Crater Lake, this small island is around 300 feet long with a maximum width of 200. The ridge of spires stands 163 feet above the lake surface creating a ship-like appearance, with the spires being the tall masts of this mighty vessel. With a closeup view, we see the island supports some trees: 7 of the species found in the park grow together .... they aren't found together in the rest of the park ... making this little island a tree sanctuary.

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