June 23: When hiking through wilderness areas, you start to notice that many of the natural formations contain the word "devil" in them. Devil's bathtub, devil's staircase, devil's archway, Devil's watchtower. And so it was when we left Mammoth (by way of 3 shuttles and 3 shopping areas). We walked through Devil's Postpile.
Much of the natural formations in this area are volcanic. Devil's Postpile is formed from basalt lava. Which cooled into uniform columns, hexagonal or octagonal or something-agonal in shape. It was truly one of the coolest things I've seen on this hike!
After which, as is always the case after a town stop, a big climb back onto the crest. Nice campsite with great stars!
Peace, love, and trail Magic!