Saturday, February 23, 2008

28: Burnt Mountain

After visiting The Organ Pipes, we drove few kilometers further east to see the Burnt Mountain. It was formed around the same time as The Organ Pipes as a result of volcanic activity associated with separation of Gondwanaland into Africa and South America (more info here).

Seen in the late afternoon light The Burnt Mountain glows with a startling rainbow of colors, almost as if it would be on fire:

After visiting the mountain we stopped for a night at Aba-Huab Community Campsite, from where we observed the sun setting down above the Huab River and the moon rising above nearby mountains:

On the picnic table next to our tent I drew this beautiful zebra :). I hope it will still be there in a few years...