Amboy Crater

April 23, 2018

Amboy Crater 2 (1) 2018  February 9 - a2

Amboy Crater  around crater 2018  February 9 - a2Photographer: Cindy Todd
Summary Author: Cindy Todd 

Shown above is Amboy Crater, near the Mojave National Preserve in southern California. Amboy Crater is an extinct cinder cone that last erupted some 10,000 years ago. It's estimated to be approximately 79,000 years old and is thus considered to be relatively young. A 1.5-mi (2.25 km) long trail will take you from the parking area to the center of the volcano -- a great little hike. The photo at left gives a view of the lava field from the rim of the crater. Photo taken on February 9, 2018.

Photo Details: Top - Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L610; Exposure Time: 0.0013s (1/800); Aperture: ƒ/6.6; ISO equivalent: 125; Focal Length (35mm): 25; Insert - same except: Exposure Time: 0.0006s (1/1600); Aperture: ƒ/3.5; Focal Length (35mm): 28.