Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mother's Day Mini-Vacation, No.17 - Trail of the Molten Land, No. 1

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Lava Butte Cinder Cone, seen from the trail. I'm very happy that the folks did this: One third of the trail is a newly reconstructed section that is Universally Accessible, and the rangers did a super job on the recent trail construction.
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Leland's walking beside the lava flow, not too far around the curve to the left--the curve in the trail shown in the first photo. Although I took this photo as we were headed back to the start of the trail, I put it here so that you could get the idea of just how tall that lava flow stands. Leland is right at 6 feet tall.
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The single tree stands atop the lava flow.

4 comments:

VP said...

This look like the Moon surface to me, but I guess they have no trees up there... Great natural colors, striking images!

-K- said...

For being universally accessible, the trail looks very unobtrusive.

Well done, Park Service.

Barbara Farr said...

Lava flows certainly make for interesting landscapes.

Randy said...

These are great shots. I would love to see this.