Bristlecone Pine Side Trip-Devils Postpile

If you have some extra time on your trip to the Bristlecone Pines, I might recommend checking out Devils Postpile another ancient wonder in Inyo National Forest.  Here's a few pictures I took on our trip, you should be able to click on any of the pictures to get a better view.

 

These hexagon shaped basalt columns are over 60 feet tall.  They were created about 80-100,000 years ago when lava uniformly cooled. Here's a much better explanation about this interesting formation:  http://www.nps.gov/depo/naturescience/geology.htm

 

 

This last picture is up at the top of Devil's Post Pile where glaciers polished the tops of these columns many years ago.  This top section looks like a bunch of hexagon tiles.  Here's a young tree growing in between the cracks of the tiles.

One thought on “Bristlecone Pine Side Trip-Devils Postpile”

  1. great photos , thanks for showing them , one day I will visit North America to see some of your wonderful trees !! I must at least see Bristlecones and Sequoias while I can !!

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