Extreme Angles

Equipment Info
Canon Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
319/32 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Devil's Postpile National Monument
Town
Mammoth Lakes
Brief Directions

Go to Mammoth Mountain ski area and take a shuttle bus into Devil's Postpile National Monument.

Description

Devil's Postpile National Monument features a rather unusual geological phenomenon found in only a number of locations across the globe (e.g. Devil's Tower): previous volcanic activity has resulted in tall, exposed hexagonal basalt columns. In the case of Devil's Postpile, these columns cling to--and form--a hillside deep in the Sierra Nevada Range. Some, however, have cleaved from the hillside and toppled to the ground, crumbling into large, angular pieces of basalt. At the Monument, one can stand at the bottom of the hill among these angular pieces, looking up--at an extreme angle--at the angular, hexagonal columns still clinging to the hillside.

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Date Added
November 1, 2017
Date Taken
October 2, 2016

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