0 Likes

LBNM: Fleener Chimneys [1]
Lava Beds National Monument

View over one of the spatter cone vents at Fleener Chimneys in Lava Beds National Monument near Tulelake, California.  Two spatter cones erupted over 10,000 years ago & created the Devils Homestead Lava Flow that the park highway passes through today.  One can view the deep vents where the lava erupted.

Copyright: Pix
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
上传: 04/06/2012
更新: 06/07/2012
观看次数:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

pix
LBNM: Fleener Chimneys [2]
pix
LBNM: Shark's Mouth Cave
pix
LBNM: Merrill Cave entrance
pix
LBNM: Schonchin Butte summit (north)
pix
LBNM: Devils Homestead Lava Flow overlook
pix
LBNM: Schonchin Butte summit (south)
pix
LBNM: Symbol Bridge [1]
pix
LBNM: Symbol Bridge [2]
Joe Griffin
Symbol Bridge in Lava Beds National Monument
pix
LBNM: Crystal Ice Cave [1]
pix
LBNM: Big Painted Cave
pix
LBNM: Crystal Ice Cave [2]
Jan Koehn
Giant sequoia trees 2
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia coral reef reserve
William Hamblin
Greek Orthodox Capernaum, Israel
Richard Chesher
Marine Reserve New Caledonia Ilot Goelands
Phillip Roberts
Mewslade Bay, Gower Peninsula, West Glamorgan, Wales
Phillip Roberts
Pontsticill Reservoir, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Phillip Roberts
Pont Cwmyfedwen, Taf Fechan, Brecon Beacons, Wales
jacky cheng
Hun Qi Zhai Single Slope Hard Peak
Martin Broomfield
Glodok Canal Jakarta
jacky cheng
Hun Qi Zhai 2 Into The Hospital
Stattstrand
Adam Dreller
Nisqually River In The Mountains
pix
SPLC preschool
pix
Henson Creek
pix
Bonanza Cemetery
pix
Buffalo Bill Cody grave
pix
Evening at War Memorial Stadium
pix
Lava tube [2]
pix
Crowfoot - BLM 34-1E-15.1
pix
Browns Peak summit
pix
High Peaks Trail chaparral country
pix
Mt. Belford trail
pix
Great Gulf overlook
pix
Canadian Shield overlook
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