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Craters of the Moon NM Volcanic Features

 
Photos of Volcanic Features at Craters of the Moon National Monument, Snake River Plain, Idaho
 

 

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Park entrance, (L to R) Dan Grondin, Anthony Sylvester and Mackenzie Fannon




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View west towards Big Butte rhyolite dome




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fresh basaltic lava plains




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small cinder cones in alignment




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view towards south end of park




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small cinder cone





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Group Photo, summer, 2013




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Information board about cinder cone in park




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unvegetated cinder cone





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fresh aa lava in background next to pahoehoe lava in foreground




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large pahoehoe lava wrinkles (ogives)





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ropey pahoehoe surface




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Pahoehoe lava




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Lava cascades




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Lava 'squeeze up'




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Pressure ridges information board




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Fissured tumulus where pahoehoe turns into aa lava




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Pahoehoe wrinkles on top of infill lava within lava tube




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Spatter cones





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Spatter cones




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Trail to small spatter cones




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Spatter cone information board





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Spatter close-up




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Spatter drip texture




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Crater wall blocks





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Preserved tree cast in pahoehoe lava




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Lava tube information board




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Above lava tube entrance





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Huge lava tube




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Inside the lava tube





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Information board on Snake River Plain groundwater