By KimJohnson
3 years ago

Volcano in San Diego County (part 1) The Throat

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A lot of people don't know that San Diego has it's own volcano that was active 15 million years ago.

This is called Calavera Volcano. It is in Carlsbad California. Just across a valley from where I live currently. Great place to hike and check out a little history.

The plug you see contains a fine - grain Basalt which actually clogged the volcano's throat. After it's last eruption, the cone slowly eroded, leaving only the plug which is pictured.

Look closely and you can see people in the photos, which show the size of this plug. One of the people is my son, the other a friend of his.

They actually found a trail right up one of these veins, and climbed to the top of the rim.

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ze2000 I would love to visit california but I just can't at the moment... :(
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KimJohnson You can visit on my short little hikes then :) @ze2000
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ze2000 yes! I love it. I am impressed by the natural parks you have there.
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LiaF7 I didn't know. Thank you for showing us :)
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Borderline Amazing!
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KimJohnson Thank you all :)
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