The Not-so-Boring Volcanic Field

Put that yawn away! The Boring Volcanic Field is far more exciting than it sounds!  Where and what is this Boring Volcanic Field, and who gave it such an unexciting name? Buckle up – let’s go investigate! If you’re heading eastbound out of Portland, your eyes…

Mount Hood

Wy’east has a secret. He loves the sunrise. Before the sun even rose, I felt the stirring.  I lifted my head from the soft pillow and looked out the window.  Outside of our log cabin at the base of Mount Hood, the sky was turning purple behind…

Mount St. Helens – A Trip Through Time

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens. Say her name and it instantly draws to mind images of the cataclysmic eruption of 1980.  We all remember the news footage and heart-stopping images of the fiery blast.  Americans as far away as Florida had at least a dusting of ash on their…

7 Must-Haves for your Volcanic Adventure

This post is sponsored by Amazon, but all opinions are my own. So you’re ready to take the leap and are ready to go explore a volcano.  But what to bring?  Below are 7 must-haves for your volcanic adventure. If you’ve followed my 5 steps to…

An Interview with Kilauea Volcano

2018 marked the largest volcanic eruption Kilauea volcano has seen this century. Two lava lakes suddenly drained, explosions rocked the summit crater, earthquakes rattled Hawaii island, and a massive fissure eruption took place in Puna. Rivers of lava flooded the landscape and poured into the ocean in a 2 mile wide ocean entry. The fissure eruption finally ended in August, closing out a 35 year eruption on Kilauea volcano. On the one year anniversary of the fissure eruptions, I thought it would be interesting to sit down with Kilauea volcano herself and get her perspective on life as a volcano, the eruption, and what she has up her sleeve next.

Capulin: The Lava Flow Trail

Vital Stats Name: Capulin Type: Cinder Cone Eruption Status: Extinct Last Eruption: Approximately 60,000 years ago Location: 36.7811° N, 103.9695° W Northeastern New Mexico; Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field Capulin volcano has 4 lava flows – three of which are absolutely massive.  They each started from…

Capulin Volcano

Vital Stats Name: Capulin Type: Cinder Cone Eruption Status: Extinct Last Eruption: Approximately 60,000 years ago Location: 36.7811° N, 103.9695° W Northeastern New Mexico; Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field The drive east through Northern New Mexico can be a pretty boring one.  The landscape is flat…