Lava Butte

This 500 foot tall butte is right along Route 97, just south of Bend.  I have passed it several times this week as I traveled down to Crater Lake.  It is part of the Newberry Volcanic National Monument.  Traffic was light the morning I took this so I was able to cross two lanes of the highway without becoming roadkill.

I found the picture below online which shows the butte from the air.  I think is an absolutely breathtaking photograph.

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(Photo credit: WillhiteWeb.com)

I have another butte picture (I can hear y’all out there snickering) which I will post tomorrow.