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Little Belknap volcano vent

Little Belknap is a small red cindery volcanic hill located near McKenzie Pass, Oregon just off the Pacific Crest Trail.  A small cutoff trail leads to the site, passing by several areas of fresh surface lava tubes (caves) leading to this volcanic vent where magma poured out from here as a spatter cone, creating the Belknap Lava Flow, a fresh flow ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 years old.  Here you can look down the depths of the actual magma conduit into a chamber 30 feet below.  I'm sure there's possibly a cave system below as one cannot see much beyond the precipice here.  The rock is very rough & hard to the touch, above a balancing act appears to have created a natural arch.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 23/08/2016
Uploaded: 17/10/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: little belknap; volcano; lava; vent; magma; lava tube; natural arch; bridge; oregon; cascade range; mountains; mount washington; cave; wilderness; spatter cone
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