8) Devil’s Postpile
A rare geological occurrence, Devil’s Postpile is a collection of basalt columns that were formed by flowing lava from Upper Soda Springs. Located near Mammoth Mountain in eastern California, it’s now part of a national monument that includes over 798 acres of the mountainous region. The formation’s name is attributed to its appearance, which looks like a stack of tall posts. An average of 2 feet wide, the basalt columns tower over 60 feet tall This natural formation is ranked among the most gorgeous places to see. Putting the finishing touch on the columns, glaciers eroded much of the mass and left beautiful, polished surfaces with noticeable striations in their path. Today, Devil’s Postpile is also a popular camping and hiking area with stunning views of a nearby waterfall.
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