Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Glasshouse Mountains

These are shots of the lovely Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast.  The mountains are the remnant cores of volcanoes active about 25 million years ago.  They were formed as molten rock was forced out of vents from within the earth.  As these flows of magma cooled over a period they solidified into conal shapes of hard rocks (rhyolite and trachyte).

Mt Coonowrin or Crookneck.

This is my favourite shot, of Mt Tibrogargan.  Andrew climbed it last time we visited.
Max and Priscilla at the lookout.

Mt Beerwah.Posted by Picasa

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