Background for Obsidian Dome

Obsidian Dome – 37degrees 44.986′ lattitude 119 degrees 01.338′ longitude at 8162 feet. For weather and almanac information see Mammoth Lakes Weather or NWS The rally site is a bit higher in elevation than Mammoth Lakes and that means it should be a few degrees cooler.

Here’s a s description of the area Mono-Inyo Craters – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For a rundown on the geologic history of the area, try Molossian Institute of Volcanology – Long Valley Caldera.

and this paper describes the prominent landforms Tmpl_landforms.pdf
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Here are some pictures of the Inyo Domes from an arieal perspective. Inyo Domes

And a couple are area tours: Mammoth Geology, Obsidian Dome, Mono Lake, Hot Creek, Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows, San Andreas Fault, Inyo Craters,Mammoth/Owens Valley

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