Asbyrgi


Asbyrgi is a rugged wonderland of old volcanos washed down by torrential streams when the glaciers melted. It is usually explored only in the northern part, but there is a second campsite deep inside the canyon which allows for wonderful evening hikes (the picture below is taken at 22:00 in June)

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Old cones (which are harder) remain standing where the calderas are washed away

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Here two cones are very close to each other

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When the lava cools very fast the columns are formed – usually vertically, but when folded once more, then in all directions

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What power and force behind these processes…

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Crushing the material in the middle

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A very nice example

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This resembles an animal head

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And the global structure a bit further away

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Wonderful formations

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And small caves left by the torrents

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As we are still in rough country the birches have to adapt accordingly. Lowlying and creeping

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