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DAY 364 – September 28, 2013 Devil’s Postpile Natural Monument, Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Near Mammoth Lakes is a National Monument, Devil’s Postpile, a area with 60 foot columnar basalt formations similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. I am not sure why early settlers considered these long rows of hexagonal stones to be the work of the Devil rather than God. I put my money on God or the Goddess. The best part of the hike was being able to climb to the top of the formation and walk on the flat surface where the columns fit together like a stone tile floor.

One thought on “DAY 364 – September 28, 2013 Devil’s Postpile Natural Monument, Mammoth Lakes, CA

  1. The Irish attribute the basalt work to the giant Finn MacCool! See the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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