Mt. Shasta,CA  

Lava beds and Lava Tubes

 
   
   
Lava Beds and Lava Tubes by Mt Shasta, California
Lava Tubes
   
Pluto Caves Lava Tube,CA
    Lava Fields,Northern CA
     
Pluto's Cave Entrance
     
 
       

Lava tubes are natural conduits through which lava travels beneath the surface of a lava flow, expelled by a volcano during an eruption. They can be actively draining lava from a source, or can be extinct, meaning the lava flow has ceased and the rock has cooled and left a long, cave-like channel. More information can be found on Wikipedia here.

Pluto's Cave is a lava tube that was formed by an eruption of basaltic lava which originated from a vent about 8 miles to the northeast, between Deer Mountain and The Whaleback. Visitors can safely hike approx 1200 feet into the cave. More information here.

             
Lava Fields,Northern Ca
   
Lava Fields,Northern California
   
Lava Fields,Northern California
             
Lava Fields,Northern CA
           
             
 
 
       
 

 

Black Butte

Castle Crags

Castle Lake

Glass Mountain

McCloud Falls

HedgeCreek Falls

Burney Falls

Lake Britton

Lake Siskiyou

Shasta Dam

Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl

Top of the Mountain

Squaw Valley Creek Trail

Wild Flowers at the top of Mt. Shasta

Views of Mt. Shasta from surrounding areas

North Weed Hwy and rest stop Leading to Weed

North View from Louis Road south

 

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