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Ubehebe Crater and Mesquite Springs
Death Valley National Park, California


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On the Rim of Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley

On the Rim of Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley

The hike around the rim of Ubehebe is a pleasant jaunt, unless it is too hot or too windy. The hike down into the crater is fast and easy, but the hike back out is an arduous trudge up 500 feet on shifting ash.

Ubehebe Crater on the Racetrack Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 14, 2014
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Ubehebe Crater is a maar

Ubehebe Crater is a maar

Ubehebe is the largest of a cluster of volcanic craters known as maars, created when volcanic heat under a shallow lake flashed to steam. It is about 600 feet (180 meters) deep. Cinders from these eruptions blanket the surrounding area.

Ubehebe Crater on the Racetrack Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 14, 2014
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Ubehebe Crater and Little Hebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater and Little Hebe Crater

To the west of Ubehebe Crater is Little Hebe, a smaller and even better preserved example of a maar explosion crater. The valley seen behind it is the route of the Racetrack Road.

Ubehebe Crater on the Racetrack Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 14, 2014
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Ubehebe Crater rim

Ubehebe Crater rim

At the highest point on the rim of Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater on the Racetrack Road, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 14, 2014
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Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley

Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley

Ubehebe Crater, an explosion crater or maar. Almsot everybody who gets to the north end of Death Valley looks into the crater, some even hike down to the bottom.

Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: March 6, 2012
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North Rim of Ubehebe Crater

North Rim of Ubehebe Crater

At the lowest point on the rim of Ubehebe Crater a trail descends to the flat floor

Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: March 12, 2013
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Ubehebe Crater, late afternoon

Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: March 3, 2003
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Mesquite Springs Campground in Death Valley

Mesquite Springs Campground in Death Valley

The campground at Mesquite Springs is higher and thus cooler than the Furnace Creek area, and is a strategic location for those heading to Scotty's Castle or the Racetrack. Wildlife, and formerly Native Americans, also value this water source.

Mesquite Spring Campground, Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: May 14, 2014
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Mesquite Springs Campground

Mesquite Springs Campground

Mesquite Springs Campground near Grapevine junction at the northern end of Death Valley.

Death Valley National Park, California

Date photographed: March 5, 2012
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