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Red Cone and Fossil Falls
Near Little Lake, California

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Red Cone and basalt lava flow

Red Cone and basalt lava flow

This conspicuous red cinder cone was the source of flows of black basalt.

near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 17, 2009
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On the brink of Fossil Falls

On the brink of Fossil Falls

In the Pleistocene Owens River flowed south from Owens Lake and cascaded over this lava flow. The spectacularly water-worn rocks seem out of place in the present desert climate.

near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 17, 2009
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Below Fossil Falls

Below Fossil Falls

Thousands of years ago this was a thundering cataract on the Owens River. Now only brief flash-floods follow the old river channel below the falls.

near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 17, 2009
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Downstream from Fossil Falls

Downstream from Fossil Falls

Looking upstream at the escarpment at Fossil Falls, and downstream at the old river bed leading out into Indian Wells Valley.

near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 17, 2009
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The top portion of Fossil Falls, a Pleistocene watercourse

The top portion of Fossil Falls, a Pleistocene watercourse

The top portion of Fossil Falls, a Pleistocene watercourse

Fossil Falls Archeological District, near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 3, 2003
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The middle portion of Fossil Falls

The middle portion of Fossil Falls

The middle portion of Fossil Falls

Fossil Falls Archeological District, near Little Lake, California

Date photographed: March 3, 2003
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