Chronicles of the Wayward Moot

WELCOME TO THE MOOT, oh world-wanderers and word-whisperers. After two years of Peace Corps. After 2,200 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. What. Comes. Next?

2/11/2008


South off Bend in the Newberry Crater National Monument we came upon
a formation known as the big obsidian flow, a large lava eruption that, due to a precise confluence of temperature and pressure conditions, cooled as volcanic glass instead of the typical rough, chunky, sharp lava. Native Americans prized the material for its sharpness and shapability for toolmaking.


Atop Paulina Peak south of town.



Atop Pilot Butte, a volcanic cinder cone that rises right above downtown Bend.



That's Mount Jefferson in the background. These were clear early winter skies that would last for the first five or so nights of my hike north from Crater Lake.

Enjoying the hot tub after some days of cold and wet road trippin.




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