0 Likes

LBNM: Sunshine Cave
Lava Beds National Monument

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.

Copyright: Pix
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Caricate: 06/02/2012
Aggiornato: 24/07/2012
Numero di visualizzazioni:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

pix
LBNM: Flagstone Cave
pix
LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [2]
pix
LBNM: Paradise Alleys Cave [1]
pix
LBNM: Blue Grotto Cave
pix
LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave entrance
pix
LBNM: Hopkins Chocolate Cave
pix
LBNM: South Labyrinth Cave
pix
LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (exterior)
pix
LBNM: Golden Dome Cave entrance (interior)
pix
LBNM: Silver Cave? entrance
pix
LBNM: Labyrinth Cave (Thunderbolt entrance)
pix
LBNM: Labyrinth Cave (Lava Brook)
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Municipal assembly at Montreal City Hall
T. Emrich
Kitchenparty at "Der Alpenhof"
Martin Berta
Spis Castle
Tradehi workshop or certification U of ASME international ofo oviedo
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
World Trade Centre Montréal and the Ruelle des Fortifications
Alessandro Ugazio
Tharros, Sardinia
Willy Kaemena
Tween Decks Passengers
Alessandro Ugazio
Alghero, Bastioni Marco Polo at dusk
Frank Luetgenau
Wuppertal Sculpture
Gerard Kuster
Amsterdam Canals Keizersgracht
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
OSM Symphonic concert in North Montreal
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Apartment-for-Just-Married-Briz-Hotel-Sochi-Russia
pix
jbm
pix
NYU - Brown Building
pix
Gettysburg - 20th Maine trail
pix
Poudre Trail
pix
Copper Glance Mine (exterior)
pix
LBNM: Heppe Chimney
pix
Mt. Massive (CO 14er # 2 - 14421') summit
pix
Winter at Agency Lake
pix
Mt. Shavano (CO 14er # 17 - 14229') summit
pix
Webster/Filbert Streets
pix
Mt. Bierstadt trail [1]
pix
Profile Lake
More About 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.Source Wikipedia