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Moon Landing

Moon Landing

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: May 13, 2019
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  • Address: Craters of the Moon, ID

Spent last night camping at Craters of the Moon National Monument. It didn’t really look like what I think of as the moon, but it was quite an expanse of a’a (Hawaiian for sharp painful jagged lava – much like the sound you make when it’s in your sandal- ah! ah!) and pahoehoe (pa-hoy-hoy – smoother flowing lava). We hiked around quite a bit in the wind, and rolled out this morning.

Happy Mothers Day to our moms – Val and Phebe! And shout out to all the other great moms we know 🙂

Pahoehoe lava

Scott in the a’a

Not sure what you call this one…lava goo?

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  1. Lava “goo” is considered appropriate classification for any contemporary lava flow, ie, last years Kilauea eruption. However, pre-Holocene, slow flowing lava torn by wind and speed would still be classified as pahoehoe prior to achieving the inertia and viscous mass needed for a’a.

  2. Haha, Lava goo!!

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