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Volcanic Features at McKinney Falls
29-MAR-2009 LynnH

Volcanic Features at McKinney Falls

Austin TX

Another photog was at the falls...

Located along the Balcones Fault line, McKinney Falls State Park borders the Hill Country and Blackland Prairie ecosystems.

100 million years ago McKinney Falls State Park lay at the bottom of a warm tropical sea which, at the time,
was located south of the equator! The neighboring Pilot Knob volcano erupted and deposited layers of volcanic ash
on the surrounding sea floor that can be observed in the park today and eventually led to the formation
of both upper and lower McKinney Falls.

Sony DSLR-A700 ,Minolta 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
1/250s f/11.0 at 28.0mm iso200 full exif

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Milan Vogrin07-Apr-2009 19:18
Great place!
Cindi Smith04-Apr-2009 01:51
I love this shot and have been there.....it is such a cool place to visit!
iamjv04-Apr-2009 01:03
Cool shot and formation.... I need to take a trip up here. J
pr_rajan04-Apr-2009 00:48
...very nice!~V~