Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lions Head

Lions Head
Visina: 2884 m / 9463 ft
Staunton State Park, Colorado
Datum: Decembar 15, 2013. god

Lavlja Glava 2884 m.

Staunton State Park je najnoviji park drzave Colorado, otvoren za javnost  tokom mjeseca Maja 2013. god. U jednoj totalnoj globalnoj hajci na sva prirodna dobra i ljepote a sve u ime profita i pohlepe, bilo je zadivljujuce saznati da je ovaj park, zapravo bio u privatnom vlastnistvu.Predhodni vlasnici poklonili su drzavi Colorado ovaj dio teritorije u svrhu da se napravi park. Proces uspostave drzavnog parka trajao je 1986. god, i konacno ove 2013 god. Staunton Park na nesto manje od 16 kvadratnih kilometra postao je najnovije igraliste zaljubljenika planina i priode. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Capulin Volcano

Capulin Volcano
Elevation: 2494 m / 8182 ft
New Mexico
Datum: December 01, 2013

Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field: Capulin Volcano

Capulin Volcano, December 2013

The most recent volcanic activity occurred at several volcanoes in the center of the field in the vicinity of Capulin Mountain, where lava flows moved down what are essentially modern drainages. Recent work by geologists from College of Santa Fe and Northern Arizona University, in conjunction with the Park Service (Sayre et al, 1995; Stroud, 1996), has resulted in new age dates indicating that Capulin Mountain erupted approximately 56,000 to 62,000 years ago, somewhat earlier than the reported age of the famed Folsom paleosite (~11,000 years ago). Capulin Mountain is a classic cinder cone with associated small volumes of lavas flows. It is similar in size and morphology, and probably eruptive characteristics, to Paricutin volcano, Mexico which erupted in 1943.

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