A Diverse Land - Siskiyou County, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 41° 44.288 W 121° 31.745
10T E 622317 N 4621748
Quick Description: This orientation table is located within the Lava Beds National Monument (seasonal fees may apply) and at the Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout in Siskiyou County, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2013 2:42:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMGWAM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
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Long Description:

This orientation table is located at the Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout and focuses on the lava beds in this area and reads:

A Diverse Land
The Lava Beds area is home to many diverse volcanic features. The landscape is dotted with cinder cones like the one you are standing upon. Each cone represents a separate vent from which chunks of frothy lava were blown high into the air, quickly building up a steep cone where they fell back to the ground. Simlarly, tuff cones at Petroglyph Point and the Peninsula formed as hot magma surfaced beneath ancient Tule Lake and caused explosions of ash, rock, and steam.

Less explosive events occurred at Mammoth and Modoc Craters where streams of lava flowed northward, creating expansive networks of lava tube caves many miles long. See if you can trace the course of the Merrill-Skull tube system across the landscape. A series of caves alternate with sections of jumbled rocks--the collapsed roofs of former caves.


Visitors who are able to make the trek up here are welcomed with some spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Artist / Creator:
National Parks Service

Date of creation: Unknown

Location / Access:
Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout. Access is via a .7 mile trail that meanders to the top (not difficult).

Visit Instructions:
1) Tell what you experienced during your visit.

2) Proof of your visit is required. Send at least a picture of the table. Either :
- Table and landscape
- A close-up view of the table : why not with your finger showing a particular direction (your city, country, your holiday residence ...) (optional)

A photo with your GPSr is not required.
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