Jul 7, 2009
Lava Butte, part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, is accessible only with a special half-hour parking permit attained at the Lava Lands Visitor Center registration booth, where one is adjured to watch the 15-minute introductory video before departing for the butte. (Did you know that geology is an ongoing process? Crazy!)
The view from the top, looking down into the landscaping rock collection bowl.
Looking back from the trail, wistfully.
A foolish, foolish tree.