Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley
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"Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley" by Patti Deters. A tentative hiker stands on the sandy path leading down into a huge hole in the earth known as the Ubehebe Crater. This geological formation is actually a large volcanic crater 600 feet deep and half a mile across. It is often said that the Paiute Indian name means "big basket", which seems appropriate but the translation is not really know. Located in in northern Death Valley National Park, the huge crater is a fantastic opportunity to explore the power of maars (explosion pit) volcanoes. It was here that molten lava came into contact with ground water, creating steam which eventually caused enough pressure and exploded through the earth's crust and create a crater. Ubehebe is easily viewed from the road, and a walking trail along the rim allows hikers to marvel at the crater from all sides. If you like this scenic outdoor photograph, I invite you to please share or see my main image gallery (landscape, nature, travel, and more) at https://patti-deters.pixels.com.
April 12th, 2021
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