Fort Rock west rim summit (annotated)

Fort Rock is an eroded volcanic tuff ring that sits in the middle of the Fort Rock Valley in the Oregon Outback.  It was once an island to the ancient Fort Rock Lake (which has all but disappeared).  This is the view from the top of Fort Rock (the high point lies here on the west side) a few hundred feet above the High Desert floor.  One can see Fort Rock Cave, where archaeologists excavated ancient sandals dating back to nearly 10000 years ago.  Annotations are included.

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Type: Spherical
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Taken: 03/10/2011
Uploaded: 03/10/2011
Updated: 20/08/2014


Tags: tuff maar ring volcanic basalt andesite fort rock valley oregon outback desert high newberry caldera crater christmas valley
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