Lava Beds National Park

There are about a dozen lava caves here to explore depending on the individuals skills and daring.  The Park Service provides helmets and flash lights.  It is quite an adventure.

at one time, possibly a cave opening.
The coarseness of the rocks is readily visible.
I am standing next to one of the chimneys which was a vent for gasses.  I guess that is why I am there.
looking down from the chimney.
looking at the beautiful and harsh scenery.

Lava Bed

This panorama is the largest uncovered (no grasses or shrubs) stretch in the park and goes for miles.