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Mt. Lassen Part II

subway cave sign1

20,000 years ago the earth cracked open in a north eastern section of what is now known as California and a river of molten lava flowed out for sixteen miles. As the lava flowed, the outer part cooled and hardened while the inner part remained fluid and continued to flow. When all was said and done, what remained was one of the world's largest known lava tubes.

subway cave entrance

It was chilly down here, probably about 50 degrees, but we were hot so it felt great. You can walk through this entire cave without having to stoop. Well, unless your 6'2 like the bf who grazed the top of his head on the cave ceiling.

subway cave1

This cave has all sorts of demon derived names: the entrance is called, "The Devil's Doorway" and there's a portion inside called, "Lucifer's cul-de-sac."

subway cave raw2


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Aug. 20th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
You're joking about it being called Lucifer's cul-de-sac, right?
Aug. 20th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
No, I'm serious! It really is called that. I like to call it, "Lucifer's nut-sack" though.
Aug. 20th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
It makes me think that hell has bad urban planning, and that Lucifer lives in a gated community.
Aug. 20th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
so scary!
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Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
You mean the one where he looks like his face is melting?
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love the phrase "lava tubes"

were there bats??
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
We didn't encounter any bats, but I wondered about that. It really felt like a bat cave down there and I half expected a shit-load of them to come pouring out at any moment.
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
Cool cave!
Yeah Baby! What great shots of a really cool cave. I love the crystals! Can we go see that when we come to visit you? Nice work with the camera. We are very proud of you! Love ya, Mom
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: Cool cave!
Crystals?!? I don't know what you're smoking, but there are no crystals. Sorry to disappoint you.
Aug. 21st, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Lucifer's cul-de-sac
I sort of thought Lucifer would have nicer digs, being the Prince of Darkness and all that.
pretty cool....
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: Lucifer's cul-de-sac
Ahhhh! That's great!
Aug. 28th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
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