Those Places Thursday – Devils Postpile

Devil's Postpile #1

Deborah Sweeney, 2009

Near the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California is the Devils Postpile National Monument. Formed from molten rock, the formation was created between 80,000 and 100,000 years ago. The monument’s columns rise approximately 60 feet high and are one of the best examples of columnar basalt in the world today. This National Monument was created by presidental proclamation in 1911 by President Taft.

The Monument is located near several other attractions including Mono Lake and Bodie State Park, an abandoned ghost town.

Devils Postpile National Monument Website

Just make sure you read the signs that say “Don’t climb on the formation” before you climb on the formation.

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1 thought on “Those Places Thursday – Devils Postpile

  1. davidmadison1942

    Of course that sign makes people want to climb all the more. 🙂 But I’m sure you or DENNIS never would….but then I recall the photo of Dennis perched on one of the columns! 🙂


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