Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kikhpinych Volcano.

There are 26 volcanos inside Kronotsky Nature Reserve, and 9 of them are active. Kikhpinych volcano that can be seen on the photo is amoung the active ones.
It has a relatively complicated structure with three summits: Zheltaya Sopka (1585m), Peak Summit (1600m) and Young Kikhpinych or Savich Cone (1552m). The last one, Savich Cone with recent lava flows, is in the center of the top photo.

At the footsteps of this volcano the famous Valley of Geysers and Valley of Death are hidden. And the bottom photo illustrates how Kikhpinych looked from my ranger station last November.

Originally posted by at Вулкан Кихпиныч.

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