Snow on Coffee Lava

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November 20, 2011

After seeing it alone while motorcycling, I knew the rest of the family would be excited to explore the peculiar landscape of Jordan Craters, made stranger by a skiff of snow.

Road into Coffepot Crater

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Road into Coffepot Crater
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I thought the family would enjoy exploring the strange landscape at Jordan Craters so we piled in the car and made a day of it.

Parked at the cinder cone

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Parked at the cinder cone
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Across to the far rim of Coffeepot Crater

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Across to the far rim of Coffeepot Crater
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Lava monkey

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Lava monkey
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She’s always up for adventure.

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Exposure bracketing

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Exposure bracketing
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Can we go down there?

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Can we go down there?
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They wanted to go inside the crater.

Dirty rim

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Dirty rim
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Safety supervisor

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Safety supervisor
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Jess stayed outside with Brenna while I went into the crater with Cassidy and Hunter.

Brick oven

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Brick oven
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Why can't I go?

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Why can’t I go?
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She was distressed that she couldn’t enter the crater too.

Frozen lava pool

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Frozen lava pool
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Hell frozen over

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Hell frozen over
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No eruptions today

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No eruptions today
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Shocked rocks

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Shocked rocks
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Spilled milk

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Spilled milk
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Coffepot Crater spilled lava everywhere. What a mess.

More of the same

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More of the same
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Finding treasures

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Finding treasures
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Chocolate-vanilla swirl

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Chocolate-vanilla swirl
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Don't leave me!

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Don’t leave me!
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Peanut butter cookies

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Peanut butter cookies
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Mole hill

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Mole hill
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Stone soup

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Stone soup
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Sled hill

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Sled hill
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Help me down

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Help me down
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Playing school

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Playing school
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Stoneware

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Stoneware
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Elephant ears

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Elephant ears
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Guessing a course to caves

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Guessing a course to caves
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Bubble that was

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Bubble that was
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Ceiling texture

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Ceiling texture
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Through a tube

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Through a tube
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Big adventure

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Big adventure
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See where it goes

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See where it goes
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Troll under the bridge

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Troll under the bridge
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Cold toes

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Cold toes
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Waterslide

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Waterslide
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Hunter and Jessica walked to a smaller crater while I went with Brenna and Cassidy to get their sandwiches.

Another deep crater

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Another deep crater
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Jessica reported it was much bigger than it looked from a distance; sounds like something to check out next time.