Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fun Friday: Ubehebe Crater

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Stopping to Take in this Surreal Landscape nearby Ubehebe Crater
It is Friday once again, and time for Fun Friday in our group, Blogging for Fun. 
This week, we are working on the letter U, and U is for Ubehebe Crater, in Death Valley National Park, CA.
Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park, CA
The Ubehe Crater is the largest of the eruption in this area. The crater system here contains several volcanic craters, cinder cones, ash hills, all of which are relics from an explosive hydrovolcanic eruption that occurred about 2,000 years ago. 
Can You Find me Here? , Along the rim of Ubehebe Crater
Rising magma met an underground lake where in an instant, water flashed to steam, and a violent release of steam-powered energy blasted away the confining rock above. There are numerous crater in this area, but Ubehebe is the largest, about 2400 ft in diameter, 600 ft deep and with up to 150 feet of rock debris mantles near the site of explosion. 
Desert Holly Against Black-Gray Volcanic Ash/Sand
The Ubehebe Crater is one of the amazing and mind blowing landscapes in Death Valley National Park. In this side of the world, the Earth shows its beauty and form when it is devoid of green. 
Black Volcanic Sand and Colored Badlands

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32 comments:

  1. It is huge! It looks like quite a hike to get to the top. So much different type of terrain in the area. Thanks for the trip. Have a nice weekend!

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  2. This is a beautiful place, Betchai, and it's good to see you back for tonight too.

    Gorgeous photos, and hope all is well with you.

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  3. Wow! Looks like you feel better now Sistah. Looking forward to another weekend adventure? Am waiting for more photos just the same.

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  4. Hello, Betchai...that place looks completely other worldly. Great photos. I've sure missed you guys during my three weeks in Georgia. Didn't enjoy myself this time, dealing with the sadness of an ailing mother.

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  5. I see you along the crater, Beth! Am always glad to see a post from you! Yay! Hoping and praying that headache will be gone. Beautiful photos as usual! Happy weekend, dear friend!

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  6. I almost hope that an alien will popped up from that crater and said " We come in peaceeeee..." :)

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  7. Such beauty nature has given for our eyes to feast! Love the mixture of colors and landscape.

    Unfortunately, when we went there last month, it was closed to the public because of the heavy rains.

    Once again a very beautiful post!

    P.S. Welcome back and I hope everything is well with you.

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  8. Being that close to a real crater must be a great adventure. You travel to so many amazing places.

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  9. U? U is for Until the Time to See you again.

    What if I stay in your neighbourhood, I must be very very vert happy, to see all the beautiful sites.

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  10. Happy Friday! :)

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  11. Hi Betchai, thanks for sharing this interesting place. It does look like another world! I particularly like the last image with black sand and colorful badlands.

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  12. this reminds me of the terrain seen in the movie 2012... stunning

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  13. I love this kind of exploring!It is beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful pictures Betchai. The Black sand is so wild, would love to see it.

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  15. They are simply gorgeous. :D They have hues of purple.

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  16. Gorgeous photos of the Ubehebe Crater, and the colors are amazing!

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  17. OMG Betchai I think you win the award for the best letter U post, awesome!!

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  19. Hi. love your beautiful pictures. You got a wonderful site with colorful images especially those landscape.
    Thanks for sharing the amazing nature of our earth.
    Cheers..

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  20. Would love to visit this crater! : )

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  21. That crater is huge and I have to say a crater has never looked so beautiful. I don't know how I would feel being that close to it though, I am not very brave.

    By the way, love your new header.

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  22. Hi betchai! i like the color contrast! there's a playful touch to it.

    sorry only now i get to visit, mommy too busy.

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  23. Your photos are so beautiful (as usual). I have never been to Death Valley but I have always wanted to go.

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  24. That is a huge crater! Great shots.

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  25. That's a big crater it must be awesome to see it up so close and in person.

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  26. Mind blowing images. Really love your blog. Hence, have added it to my travel community http://www.beontheroad.com/2009/12/india-travel-community.html.

    I write about my travel experiences at http://www.beontheroad.com. Do drop by when you find time.

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  27. Hi Betchai! Just dropping by... miss reading your blog na... God bless you! Me, so busy, di na nakapag-update, hehehe...

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  28. The crater is gargantuan!!!
    And I see you walking... :)

    The shots look like it is out of this planet... :)

    This post is surely a proof that nature is beautiful even without the greens...

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  29. I had never heard of this!!! What beautiful photos and majestic nature! Thank you for sharing!

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  30. W = wait to see you again.

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  31. the first landscape photo is awesome... and black sand.. yet to visit a volcano!

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