I grew up in Plumas County and this is missed titled, this rock outcropping is not lava it is limestone/travertine. locals know it by the name of Dog Rock.
I have friends who own property in Taylorsville and they have been going there for 40 years. They tell me the name of this limestone is "Shaggy Dog Rock" It's pretty cool.
Hi flippintahoe! Thanks so much for this info! It is very cool! We were on our way to a PowWow and saw it for the first time. We had to pull over and just look! Too bad the light wasn't better! Thanks again.
Hi jeepster. Thanks for commenting this photo. Another geologist commented this once and said the same thing. His comments are gone now. He msut have deleted. I updated my title and I am grateful to you! It is a beautiful place.
It is called Dog Rock. I was born and raised in the Indian Valley area. There used to be a smaller dog to the left until the flood somewhere in the late 1990's washed it away.
Shaggy Dog has really changed in the past 20 years! He used to be much more obvious, now he's a bit more droopy than before...he needs a hair cut! LOL
I grew up in Quincy, and it is known as "Dog Rock". This spot actually has a lot of history about it. You can't see it well, but above the Dog and to the left is the "Three Witches". There is an ancient Native American tale of how they were trapped in the rocks when they were cuaght one night plotting to kill the Tribal leaders.
You may want to consider moving you photo to its proper location at 40 03 18.37 N, 120 58 16.12 W.
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Photo taken in Plumas National Forest office, 159 Lawrence St, Quincy, CA 95971, USA
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