Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Geo 365: Sept. 25, Day 268: Llao Rock and Wizard Island

From the Rim Village, near Sinnot Memorial Overlook, Wizard Island sits close to the western caldera wall, and Llao Rock sits prominently in the wall behind it to the right. I've been told "Llao" is a Native American word for "eagle," but I'm not finding any corroboration for that online. It makes sense; the "wings" off of either side of the thickest part of the central flow are quite evocative of a soaring bird. However, "makes sense" is by no means the same as "correct." Just off the east (right) flank of Llao Rock, Mt. Thielsen makes yet another appearance.

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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