LBNM: Sunshine Cave
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LBNM: Sunshine Cave

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Sunshine Cave is a lava tube on the Cave Loop in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, California.  It is a short single dry tube w/ a large skylight about midway down.  This view shows an aa lava floor taken near the entrance.

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A: LBNM: Flagstone Cave

por pix, 240 metros de distancia

Flagstone Cave (Ovis Annex Cave) is only about 200' in length, a spur off of a collapsed breakdown b/...

LBNM: Flagstone Cave

B: LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [2]

por pix, 270 metros de distancia

The main hallway of Paradise Alleys Cave, a lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, C...

LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [2]

C: LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [1]

por pix, 290 metros de distancia

View of Paradise Alleys Annex, an upper lava tube segment of Paradise Alleys Cave in Lava Beds Nation...

LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [1]

D: LBNM: Blue Grotto Cave

por pix, 670 metros de distancia

The main skylight entrance to Blue Grotto Cave in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, Californ...

LBNM: Blue Grotto Cave

E: LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave entrance

por pix, 810 metros de distancia

The paved entrance trail to Hopkins Chocolate Cave is accessed from the Cave Loop in Lava Beds Nation...

LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave entrance

F: LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave

por pix, 860 metros de distancia

Inside the Nitermite Chamber of Hopkins Chocolate Cave in Lava Beds National Monument outside Tulelak...

LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave

G: LBNM: South Labyrinth Cave

por pix, 910 metros de distancia

South Labyrinth Cave, a lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, California.  This vie...

LBNM: South Labyrinth Cave

H: LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (exterior)

por pix, 960 metros de distancia

The view from the surface of Golden Dome Cave in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, Californi...

LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (exterior)

I: LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (interior)

por pix, 960 metros de distancia

The view from the bottom of Golden Dome Cave in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, California...

LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (interior)

J: LBNM: Silver Cave? entrance

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View of a collapsed breakdown pit in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, California.  This vie...

LBNM: Silver Cave? entrance

Este panorama fue tomado en Lava Beds National Monument

Esta es una vista general de Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is located near the city of Tulelake, California in Siskiyou & Modoc Counties.  It lies at the northern flank of the Medicine Lake Caldera to the south.  It was established in 1925 & houses a variety of volcanic features, faults, caves, history, & archaological sites.Much of the northern part of the monument contains history of prehistoric use of the area.  Pictographs & petroglyphs can be found inscribed on rocks at nearby cliffs and caves.  The Modoc War (1872-1873) was fought at Captain Jacks Stronghold, an effort for Modoc Indians to protect their territory from US army forces.The southern part is known for its caves, craters, and lava flows.  The Cave Loop is a popular area to explore several main caves in the park.  These caves are known as lava tubes & contain unique features such as lava shelves, lavacicles, skylights, cupolas, aa & pahoehoe floors, as well as narrow passages short enough one has to crawl through.  Make sure to have a flashlight, a hard hat, & knee pads when exploring.  Some caves even have ice formations & one cave, Mushpot Cave, has a lighted pathway & interactive signs.  The longest lava tube in California, Catacombs Cave, is located in the monument along the Cave Loop.The area is situated in a semi-arid environment w/ a juniper and sagebrush setting.  The wildlife is abundant w/ plenty of bird species in nearby Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge to the north.  Views of Mt. Shasta to the southwest, the Warner Mountains to the east, & a good portion of the Klamath Basin & Southern Oregon to the north make this area a picturesque location.  One campground is located in the park near the visitor center, but is limited in spaces.Being relatively small in size compared to other parks in the USA, there is plenty to see above ground & underground.

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