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WHERE AM I? Rise From the Ashes


View the photo and clues below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.


CAN’T MAKE IT to outer space? No problem. Grab your space-walking gear and get ready to explore acres of lava-scorched terrain, transporting you to the cosmos with one glimpse. Although this state is better known


for its production of a starchy veg- etable than its volcanic landscape, visitors discover three vast lava fields that remain blackened after volcanic explosions more than 2,000 years ago. Aerial views reveal a long fissure in


this park — a rift that brought volca- noes to life and still remains visible to visitors on foot. During today’s hike along a jagged


trail, I clamber over and around rocky debris to summit a now-dormant cinder cone. From my spot on this elevated lookout, the tubelike waves of hardened basalt lava appear to stretch as far as my eyes can see.


42 S COUTING ¿ JANUARY•FEBRUARY 2014


The charred ground is the last place


you’d expect to find life, yet scrubby brush emerges with hues of green and yellow. Chipmunks, marmots and pika love to hide in the crannies of this high-desert land. Ready for liftoff? But first, Where


Am I? ¿


DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Enter our “Where Am I?” contest online at scouting magazine.org/WhereAmI. Or send your thought along with your name and home address in a letter to Where Am I?, Scouting magazine, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. One entrant will be selected at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group. The deadline is Monday, Feb. 17. Find the winner and answer at blog.scoutingmagazine.org.


KNOW THE LOCATION? Submit your guess online at scouting magazine.org/WhereAmI.


Come to Wehinahpay!


Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Spend your week at 8,500 feet in the Cool mountain air of New Mexico!


575 622 3461 or visit www.nmscoutcamp.com 74 ’


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COURTESY OF DANIELA A. NIEVERGELT


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