2016 Geology of the Medicine Shield Volcano
Aerial photo by Chas Rogers
Instructor: Chas Rogers, M.S.
Dates: Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2016
Location: Lava Beds National Monument
A National Park Service Centennial Celebration Field Course
Explore the volcanic features and historical connection to indigenous peoples of the Medicine Lake Volcano. This massive shield volcano contains unique geologic features including miles of underground hiking trails through lava tubes in Lava Beds National Monument, the enormous obsidian deposit of Glass Mountain, and the beautiful Medicine Lake. We’ll visit lava caves, volcanic vents, fern caves, and a unique wall of petroglyphs to glimpse the importance of these ancient environments.
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