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    Default Sunseeker visit to Lava Beds NM

    A revisit for us, and I posted some pictures last late summer, so there will be some who are thinking "I saw this place before...". But here's a few anyway .

    Last year's thread, if anyone wants to look back...
    http://masterblasterhome.com/showthr...d-Lava-Beds-NM
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    Very nice.

    It looks to be bear free!

    Excellent.

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    Awesome Burnham!
    Looks amazing. I pm'd ya before I looked here,just stunningly beautiful scenery there,absolutely...

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    That last one is a doozy!

    Whats the deal with that picture that looks like the ground sunk into a bowl?
    Winter is coming.

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    My kind of living and some wild looking country for sure Mr. B. I love your stove, that's an oldie goldie. I've never had to anchor my tent down with rocks, must be some pretty hard ground!
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    Looks like the fresh air brought you guys to the peak of health. Dig that sink in the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post
    That last one is a doozy!

    Whats the deal with that picture that looks like the ground sunk into a bowl?
    That is a crater from which lava flowed, Jim. LOTS of lava. 100,000+ acres covered up to 100 feet deep in places. After the lava stopped flowing, the crater collapsed into the void near the surface. Only 10,000 years ago, give or take. The youngest eruptions in that area are only 950 years old.

    These volcanos are just quiet now, not extinct. Geologists say they WILL erupt again, maybe soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limbrat View Post
    My kind of living and some wild looking country for sure Mr. B. I love your stove, that's an oldie goldie. I've never had to anchor my tent down with rocks, must be some pretty hard ground!
    Ray, in this case the rocks are just there to help us keep from stubbing a toe on the stakes as we walk around the tent...markers, so to speak. To hold that tent down, you need much bigger rocks...you can imagine how I know this .

    Yessir, that Coleman white gas stove is a real collectible now. My father bought that in 1958 when we started camping as a family...I was 4 . It still is drop dead reliable, if a little quirky. Since I've been operating it more than 50 years myself, I don't have any trouble with it . I also have a single burner Coleman stove he bought just after he got back from WWII, in 1946. More than 70 years old. It cooks really well, too. I can still find replacement parts on Ebay for both, some even still available from Coleman.
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    Lava flows, lava tubes, ice caves, cinder cones and glass mountains, Oh my! Lava Beds National Monument is a superb place to visit. Geology 101.

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    I should go sometime. Looks like there are a couple spot where a guy like me can get up high and see.

    Thanks for the explanation Burnham. The island range south of me was volcanic. Lots of neat formations and such.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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