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cache type Pumice Castle cache size

by 47Dad47
(Finds: 1  Score: 3)    (Hidden: 62  Score: 248.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 55.743'   W 122° 03.270'
Oregon   
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Oct 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N022EA
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Large

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

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See Pumice Castle, an amazing geologic formation. If you are extremely lucky, you may also see The Old Man of the Lake, a frequent visitor to Pumice Castle who has been meandering around the northeastern half of the lake since the late 1800's.

Pumice Castle

Pumice Castle

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Pumice Castle is very noticeable on the east wall of Crater Lake because of its bright orange color and pinkish-brown turrets, making it stand out from its surroundings.

A thick layer of pumice and ash from the eruption that formed Crater Lake caldera blankets much of the caldera rim. Other layers of pumice and ash, like the orange Pumice Castle, are deposits from older, smaller explosive eruptions

Read about this geologic wonder from the roadside overview sign near these coordinates.

And only if you are lucky will you see its' frequent visitor, The Old Man of The Lake. (I will soon add a Navicache to find the Old Man of The Lake.)

The Old Man of The Lake

The Old Man of The Lake




The Old Man of The Lake is a vertically floating conifer log on Crater Lake that has been observed as early as 1896 and was probably there long before that. It appears to be rooted to the bottom of the lake wherever it is seen, but it is floating. The Old Man is about 30 feet long and has a diameter of roughly two feet at waterline. Its top stands approximately four feet out of water and is bleached white. The exposed end is splintered but buoyant and wide enough to support a person's weight. (More information will appear when I submit the Navicache, "The Old Man of the Lake."

Map of Movements of The Old Man of The Lake

Map of Movements of The Old Man of The Lake

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TO PROVE YOU HAVE VISITED THIS VIRTUAL SITE: Email to me the first two words and the last two words of the Pumice Castle overview sign. Go ahead and post your find.

Have fun and enjoy the beauty and adventure of Crater Lake.

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