Northwest Vacation 2004
Lava Beds National Monument

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Pictographs on the wall of Symbol Bridge cave. It is thought that these caves were used by native people that pre-dated the Modocs. Unfortunately, vandals have also visited these caves, so it can be hard to tell which paintings are authentic.
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Red ceiling in Merrill Cave. Merrill is a very large tube, and the area shown in the photograph used to be covered year-round with ice. However, the ice has disappeared over the last six or seven years.
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"Lavacicles", formed as lava dripped from the tube ceiling and cooled. These lavacicles are coated with a mixture of minerals and mud known as "chocolate", and a bacteria frequently found on lava tube walls, called "cave slime".