This valley has a floor of hard packed clay which is smooth like fired pottery. The entire valley is filled with huge smoking craters. Each crater is 3 to 6 meters across with a one meter high lip. The edges are cracked and worn. These craters actually generate and emit smoke. It is a continuous phenomena. Undoubtedly some geological phenomenon bubbling beneath the surface of the soil is the cause but, to date, no one has conducted any studies. The smoking valley is located in the east arm of the Sentinel Mountains.
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