Crowley Lake Columns
Mammoth Lakes is an amazing destination known around the world for it’s world class skiing, hiking, biking, fishing and general outdoor recreating. What most people may not know is that it was also the location of a massive volcanic eruption that took place 760,000 years ago. 2,000 times more powerful than the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, this explosion would create a massive caldera measuring 10 miles long and 2 miles wide and the hot volcanic ash from it would ultimately cover most of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known as tuff, this blanket of ash would help to create a stunning geological wonder and one that remained completely hidden or at least, up until the completion of the Crowley Lake Reservoir back in 1941. This is what Cindy and I along with our good friends Tony and Steph went to see and if you click on the link below, you can see a few photos from our trip. We hope you enjoy.