360° VR Panoramas of Lassen Volcanic Park and the Modoc Plateau
East of the Lava Beds
Modoc County, California

Most of Modoc County is coverd with black basalt lava flows and associated features. East of Lava Beds National Monument the flows are generally older and vegetated, forests of Jeffrey pine alternating with grassy seasonal lakes. This is wide open sparsely populated country, hot in summer and bitter cold in winter.


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Irrigated fields at Dry Lake on the Modoc Plateau

Irrigated fields at Dry Lake on the Modoc Plateau

Irrigated fields of grain and hay at Dry Lake, scene of a battle in th Modoc Indian War

near Newell, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Fifteen years after a forest fire

Fifteen years after a forest fire

Fifteen years after a forest fire new trees are beginning to take over from grass and shrubs

south of Newell, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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Seasonal lake on the Modoc Plateau

Seasonal lake on the Modoc Plateau

Shallow seasonal lakes that become summer grasslands are common on the Modoc Plateau

near Canby, west of Alturas, California

Date photographed: July 20, 2011
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