|I call this piece "my graceful descent downhill.", originally uploaded by spleeness. |
Click to enlarge -- see the grace and composure up close!
Why is it called SP Crater?
C. J. Babbit, an 1880s rancher and early landowner of the mountain, expressed his opinion that the mountain resembled a pot of excrement (Shit Pot), and this became the accepted local name. When viewed from certain angles on the ground, the combination of the smooth round shape of the cone, the dark lava spatter on the rim, and the long dark lava flow extruding from the base do indeed resemble a toilet catastrophe.Sorry you asked? :) Read more about SP Crater.