Mount Bachelor as viewed from a pile of cinders at the base of the Lava Butte near Bend, Oregon.  About 7,000 years ago, a dozen or so lava flows and cinder cones erupted from fissures on the flanks of Newberry Volcano. An excellent example is Lava Butte, a 500-foot-high cinder cone south of Bend along Highway 97. A road spirals to the top providing a grand vista of volcanic country. Here, gas-charged molten rock sprayed volcanic foam (cinders) into the air. These fell back into a pile to form Lava Butte.  Mount Bachelor, 9,065 feet high, is home to a major ski area and is part of the Cascade Range.

 

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