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The Sutter Buttes

By April 5, 2013

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sutter buttesIf you're planning to vacation in California, I hope you'll consider some geological destinations between the beaches, wineries, amusement parks, campgrounds, redwoods, desert landscapes and Hollywood. The northern Great Valley is often thought of as a touristic desert, but it's home to the Sutter Buttes, a peculiar volcanic remnant rising in the middle of California's flattest ground. With the benefit of several visits including a tour inside the Buttes, I've created a photo-tour that I hope will bring you a little closer to this special place. Find it and many other guided tours in the California Geology category.
South Butte — Geology Guide photo


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