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La India Dormida ("The Sleeping Indian") is a portion of the western rim of El Valle de Antón caldera that forms a distinctive profile.  A popular hiking trail leads to the saddle (left) at the foot of La India Dormida and then to its head, which rises 300 m above the flat caldera floor.  The caldera wall exposes deposits of Tertiary Iguana pyroclastic flows that are capped by the Tertiary Piedra andesitic lava flow. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

La India Dormida ("The Sleeping Indian") is a portion of the western rim of El Valle de Antón caldera that forms a distinctive profile. A popular hiking trail leads to the saddle (left) at the foot of La India Dormida and then to its head, which rises 300 m above the flat caldera floor. The caldera wall exposes deposits of Tertiary Iguana pyroclastic flows that are capped by the Tertiary Piedra andesitic lava flow.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


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