Photographer's Note

The Devils Postpile National Monument is not far from yesterday's Minaret Falls post, and a half mile walk from the end of Reds Meadow road. Their name came from the apperance of stacked posts which might be used by ranchers to build barbwire fences.

They are basaltic columns, many in hexagon shapes. In this view the bottom are fragments, with the left side exposing their shapes into a curve.

Early 20th century mining interests wanted to dynamite the Postpile and use the blocks to build a dam on the nearby San Joaquin River. This led to their protection by becoming a National Monument.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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