Lava Beds National Monument in northern California, bordering southern Oregon, is a place for geology as well as history.
This was the battle field of Modoc War in late 19th century, a group of local Indian fighted bravely and smartly with Federal army.
Neverthless, the most important role on the park is about the volcanos, its lava beds, cinder cones, and caves. There are more than 700 caves here,
25 of them are developed for tourists to visit. No other places in US has so many caves to entertain visitors.
P1 The sign of Lava Beds National Monument at the nothern end
P2 Tule Lake vs basalt beds
P3 The farm land vs basalt beds near Tule Lake
P4 Inside the park, basalt cinders in front, cinder cones in distant
P5 Schonchin Butte, a cinder cone
P6 Mushpot Cave, the only cave illuminated in the park
P7 Looking the entrance inside Golden Dome cave
P8 Obe cinder cone viewed from the Cave Loop drive
P9 Garden bridge, a natural bridge from lava tube
P10 The bridge vesus the trench due caused by the collapse of the cave
P11 Another cinder cone viewed from the Cave Loop drive
P12 The paved surface of the natural bridge
P13 Garden bridge looking from the beneath
P14 Hercules Leg Cave
P15 Hercules Leg 2