Lava Butte, Bend, Oregon

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On our way from Ashland, Oregon to Bend, Oregon, we stopped to see some volcanoes. In my dreams they would have been alive, these were extinct (for now…. ominous music please!) . It’s no secret that I’m terrible at geography, but it’s still weird that these old volcanoes are in the plains, not in the mountains like I would have thought. So, because I’m terrible at geography let’s teach Jaana something about Lava Butte (how I would love to say it like Lava Butt… not only little bit stupid, also pretty childish ;D ). Wikipediaa tells us this:

“Lava Butte is a cinder cone located in central Oregon, USA, just west of US Highway 97 between the towns of Bend, Oregon, and Sunriver, Oregon. It is part of a system of small cinder cones on the northwest flank of Newberry Volcano, a massive shield volcano which rises to the southeast. The cinder cone is capped by a crater which extends about 60 feet (20 m) deep beneath its south rim, and 160 feet (50 m) deep from the 5,020 feet (1,530 m) summit on its north side. Lava Butte is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.” (picture below is from Wikipedia also. I had a little bit tough time to get a picture this high. That was a joke…)

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There’s little bit info about that, but not too much so it don’t feel like high school geo -lessons again. On the map it would locate here:

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Now we got that educational part done, lets see how it was in real life!

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Love how create contrast the red earth makes with the blue sky. It was so beautiful, I couldn’t stop photographing!

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Mr Arrogant Bastard also took some photos and why not. There isn’t lot to see, but what you see, its beautiful. Could be perfect picnic point also! Little pit stop before heading to Cornucopia of beer, Bend, Oregon!

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Thank you again for stopping by. I want to wish all the new readers welcome, happy to see you stopping by, please leave a comment. And also pictures of Lava Butt(e) you can see also in my Instagram!

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