Join Southwest Seminars and vulcanologist Dr. Kirt Kempter, our favorite Rock Star, for a spectacular 2.5-mile round trip hike at Diablo Canyon west of Santa Fe. Observe the sweeping vistas of White Rock Canyon and the Jemez Mountains as we learn the story of the volcano’s explosive eruptions, a cinder cone and a simmering lava lake at the end of its eruptive cycle. This hike climbs the butte north of the canyon, instead of through the canyon, providing a different perspective of this 2.5 million year old volcano. Our hike of moderate difficulty includes 450 feet of elevation gain and some off-trail walking on rocky ground. $165 pp. Includes Study Leader honorarium, permits, lunch & fees for our services.
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