During the month of May, I will be featuring volcanoes! A few years ago, during our summer travels, my husband and I noticed that everywhere we went, volcanic activity was mentioned. Our first stop was Morro Bay on the California Central Coast. Next, we spent a week at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. We completed our volcanic tour at a neat little place in New Mexico called “Bandera Volcano and Ice Cave.” That summer, we learned about the different types of volcanoes, about volcano cores and lava tubes. It was a fascinating experience and I quickly became interested in exploring more of this type of landscape.
As usual, I will post pictures of nature with praise verses. Also, throughout the month, I will include pieces of a travelogue I wrote about the Bandero Volcano and Ice Cave.
My first post is a snap shot of Mount Lassen, the largest plug dome volanco in the world. Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the few places where all four types of volcanoes can be seen: cinder cones, composite volcanoes, shield volcanoes, and lava domes.