Sea of Lava
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 17.378 W 121° 45.801
10T E 598663 N 4904786
Sign at Windy Point Viewpoint.
Waymark Code: WM4Q9G
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/19/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 5

This sign is located at the Windy Point Viewpoint on Hwy. 242.

Marker Name: Sea of Lava
Marker Text: A cool breeze drifts today, but 1,500 years ago things were dramatically different. The lava in front of you was alive! Glowing redhot, it lumbered and lurched down the path of least resistance.
A sequence of three lava flows stretches to the west. The distant Belknap Crater flow is the oldest. The youngest is here in front of you, from Yapoah Crater (out of view to the south). In the middle lies the Little Belknap flow. The result is over 20 square miles of this eerie, jumbled terrain.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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