Friday, May 17, 2013

Geo 365: May 17, Day 137: 7000

Reading the Wikipedia article yesterday, I found that this lava flow and Lava Butte are about 7000 years old. That's quite a bit of time in human terms, but not really enough in rock terms to allow weathering to create soils that will support plants. We do see some sage and rabbit brush here, but for the most part, it's barren rock. Mount Bachelor to the left, Three Sisters to the right on the horizon, and I think that's Broken Top as the lower peak in the middle.

Photo unmodified. August 21, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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