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Tulelake in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Beds of Lava

 
 
Beds of Lava Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
1. Beds of Lava Marker
Photo caption:
An aa flow creeps down a roadway in Hawaii, obliterating everything in its path.
Inscription. Imagine watching hot lava flowing toward you at this spot over twelve thousand years ago. Like treads rolling on a tank, the clinker, cooling front of the flow fell off and was run over by the hot molten core. The Devils Homestead flow, which erupted from Fleener Chimneys more that a mile south of here, provides an excellent example of rough aa lava. More fluid pahoehoe lava leaves behind a smooth, ropy surface. The wide variety of eruptions here at Lava Beds and the abundant features left behind make this area an exceptional place to explore volcano geology.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 46.89′ N, 121° 34.014′ W. Marker is in Tulelake, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker can be reached from Hill Road (County Route 10), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of Lava Beds National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tulelake CA 96134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away); River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Volcanic Classroom
Beds of Lava image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
2. Beds of Lava
(approx. 1.3 miles away); The End of the Modoc War (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ambush at Midday - The Thomas-Wright Battle of April 26, 1873 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Spatter Cones (approx. 1.9 miles away); Last Meeting of the Peace Commission (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canby Cross (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tulelake.
 
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National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2009
3. National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp
View of the River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. View of the River of Rocks - The Devils Homestead Lava Flow
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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