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Balconies Cliffs - High Peaks Trail

Pinnacles National Monument

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Balconies Cliffs - High Peaks Trail
This "zoom" view of the Balconies Cliffs (from the High Peaks Trail) shows multiple layers exposed in the cliff. Each of the layers represents a different eruption episode in the formation of the volcano. The more massive, cliff-forming layers probably represent larger, masive explosive eruptions that formed blankets of "welded tuff" due to the lava was still in a semi-molten state when it was deposited around the volcano.


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