Sunday, January 27, 2013

Geo 365: Jan. 27, Day 27: Springing Forth

While the views at Koosah Falls were very limited, peering through the foliage, I was struck by the amount of water coming out near the base of the gorge below the falls. While it's a bit washed out by the brightly lit foliage in the foreground- and this is typical throughout this area- the spring gushing out at the foot of the cliff is quite obvious. And this was merely one of quite a few. The area is not accessible, but it seemed as if they were all coming out at about the same elevation. I have to wonder if this is either a basal breccia for an overlying lava flow, or a surficial aa on the top of an underlying, older, flow. Whatever the explanation, it was awfully pretty, and I spent more time gazing at these than looking at the falls themselves.

Photo unmodified. October 9, 2012. FlashEarth location. (cross hairs on approximate location of springs)

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