Lassen 2007

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Morning water gathering.
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Water filtering.
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Check out these footprints!
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Hmmm....
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Dayhiking towards the lava dam at the lake's north end.
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Rest day good!
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Dramatic contrast between lava dam & rest of lakeshore.
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The dam consists of a jumble of volcanic rocks, LOTS of rocks.
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Below these rocks, water seeps north to Butte Lake.
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Lunch on the warm sand at the foot of the Fantastic Lava Beds.
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Heading towards the Cinder Cone, the colors become more varied.
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The andesite & basaltic andesite that make up the lava beds...
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...orignate from a Cinder Cone eruption in AD 1630-1670...
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...according to USGS radiocarbon dating of downed trees...
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...and analysis of magnetization in the rock.
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TGM & the GO are dots on the trail sloping up the Cinder Cone.
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A spot of color.
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Back at our Snag Lake campsite.