Category Archive: caves

Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Or, An Excuse to Post Lots of Pictures of Rocks.

Newberry National Volcanic Monument surrounds the area of Newberry volcano and includes lava flows, obsidian fields, cinder cones surrounding volcanic vents, and a lava tube. From the highest point in the park, Paulina… Continue reading

Mount St. Helens. Or, Those are Regular Trash Cans!

Mount St. Helens National Monument showcases the aftermath of the devastating 1980 eruption, inviting visitors to explore the various changes to the landscape. Far from being completely surrounded by barren lava fields, Mount… Continue reading

Is that Woodrow Wilson? Or Wind Cave National Park and a Mt. Rushmore Drive-By

From the desolate, barren landscape of the Badlands we drove two hours into the South Dakotan Black Hills. After stopping for fresh vegetables we had lunch in a park in Rapid City and… Continue reading