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Crater Mountain (6,123 feet)

May 7 2014 at 8:53 PM
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Andrew Kirk  (Login andrewkirk)

 
Crater Mountain is a volcanic landform a few miles south of Big Pine, California. Here you can see the Sierra Nevada peeking out from behind it:
[linked image]

And here is a more "Rothko" version (thanks, Helen):
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Re: Crater Mountain (6,123 feet)

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May 7 2014, 11:37 PM 

In the first one for a split second I thought the volcano was steaming gently back to life out to the left; or even a hint of banner cloud. The Rothko version says not so - so presumably is not the same photo but about the same time.

 
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May 8 2014, 5:21 AM 

Certainly not the same photo 'H' but taken not too far apart in time perhaps AK?

 
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May 9 2014, 4:14 PM 

Two photos, about one minute apart. The cloud was changing rapidly.

 
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May 9 2014, 11:44 PM 

Your mention of 'volcanic', AK, sent me to a book I have (*). Owens Valley is on the western edge of the vast geological Basin and Range Province, some of the thinnest known continental crust which is still being actively stretched. Occasional severe earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in Owens Valley and at Mono Lake are manifestations of continued stretching.

Hold on to your hat, AK

* The Making of a Continent, Ron Redfern, BBC Books 1983 (also a TV Series)


    
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