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Basalt Columns
Here is a good view, from below the cliffs, of the almost-sidewalk-smooth layout of the columnar joints on Compton Peak. I have seen joints like these in four places-- Yellowstone, Devil's Postpile National Monument, Devil's Tower National Monument, and here; and these are the easiest to access and in spite of that the least-known.

Shenandoah National Park, VA-- October 2007


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Dan DaltonAwesome pic!

Dan Dalton

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You should attach this to the fossil,rocks, and minerals album.

Posted Dec 6, 2007 10:11 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Awesome pic!

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Thank you, Dan, and for the suggestion as well. I attached it and a few others. Nice album-- I hadn't seen it before.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 10:33 am

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Bob SihlerSubmitted by Bob Sihler
on Dec 6, 2007 9:40 pm

Image ID: 363223
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Lat/Lon: 38.81920°N / 78.175°W
Object Title: Basalt Columns

Image Type(s): Scenery