TRAVELOG: The Land Of Fire & Ice

The drive out to the Bandera Volcano is a very scenic one. Well, not that this entire place isn’t, but it’s more scenic than usual, I’ve found. Lots of mesas and plains that slowly morph into collections of tall Fir and Ponderosa Pine trees that begin twisting the closer you get to the crater itself. The lava makes it difficult for the trees to establish deep roots, so they grow in gnarled, eldritch shapes. It’s a fairly young forest – supposedly the oldest tree in the area is about 700 years old…

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