Sunday, July 7, 2013

Geo 365: July 7, Day 188: Glacial Valley Near Proxy Falls

The view from the Proxy Falls trail, on the leg of Route 242 coming down to the west from McKenzie Pass. We're in a glacially carved canyon here, on the Collier lava flow, which is about 1500 years old. The trees are astonishingly large for such a young flow, and it's a real puzzle to figure out how they've become so well established and robust on such a young surface.

And that is one of the less amazing things about this spot.

Photo unmodified. July 6, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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