Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ubehebe Crater

About 2,000 years ago, some hot magma rising from beneath the surface of the earth met some groundwater and exploded, sending rock and debris flying for miles and creating a 500-foot-deep crater in what is now the northern section of Death Valley National Park.  We hiked around the crater and got some great views of this very recent geologic formation.  Some people hiked the steep trail to the bottom.

If you look closely, you can see a couple hikers on their way to the floor of the crater

Little Ubehebe Crater nearby

The start of the road to the Racetrack dry lake, 23 grueling miles away

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