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Where the Rivers are "Upside-Down": A Hike to the Stanislaus Table Mountain

Around 10 million years ago, a lava flow surged from a volcano near present-day Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevada. Composed of latite, but non-viscous like basalt, it flowed off the volcano and into the channel of the ancestral Stanislaus River, eventually flowing close to sixty miles. The river eventually eroded another valley and the lava flow was left relatively intact. The Sierra Nevada rose

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