POTD April 25, 2014: Dixie National Forest, Iron County, Utah
Have a great weekend everyone!
Dixie National Forest, Iron County, Utah
Photographer: Robert F. Biek; © 2012
Hancock Peak (elevation 10,598 feet) is one of many cinder cones that dot the Markagunt Plateau east of Cedar City. Engelmann spruce trees, many of which were killed by spruce bark beetles, and colorful quaking aspen blanket the cinder cone and associated lava flow, which are estimated to be about 600,000 years old.