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Hidden away high in the central Cascade Mountains is a bizarre land formation known only to a lucky few. Known as Hell Hole, this geologic feature is actually a tension crack at the edge of an ancient lava flow. A pair of forest service geologists lead us on a dangerous, off-trail adventure to explore this massive crack in the ground.

First Broadcast: 1997

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