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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lava Cast Forest Continued

As I promised in yesterdays post, here is a photo of a lava cast. 6000 years ago, Newberry Mountain outside Bend, OR erupted, and the lava flow enveloped the existing trees. Once the lava cooled and the trees died away, it left these empty trunk holes. There were tons of them, some standing up like this one, and others laying down in "tunnels" on the ground. Quite a sight. The colors of the minerals that the lava left were interesting too.

3 comments:

JoJo said...

Wow that is wicked cool! I've never seen anything like that before! It almost looks like a stone well.

WINDOWLAD said...

O, that was amazing... wish i could see a real one...!!!:D

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.