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I've posted a couple of photos of the leading edge of this "diurnal stream," but I was quite surprised at how much it had swollen by the time it came to cross it again. This shot actually conceals just how much water is flowing, rather than illustrating it. After Christmas, I'll post a couple of others that get across the volume better.Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth location.
I have two very similar shots from this spot; the other is zoomed in more closely on the summit amphitheater and Crater Rock, showing more detail there. However, I like the framing of the trees more in this one. This was about as far up the path as we walked before turning around and heading back to the lodge.Mount Hood is Oregon's tallest peak by quite a bit, at somewhere around 11,239 to 11,249 feet- recent measurements vary- and due to its proximity to, and visibility from, Portland, is […]
Looking a bit more directly south than the previous view down the valley on the left, Mount Jefferson sticks up through the smoke and haze from the numerous fires burning on the east side. While Hood is often mentioned as the most likely of Oregon's major Cascade peaks to erupt, Jefferson is among the least likely.Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth location.
This photo makes it clear how steep the gradient of the Salmon River is on its way down Mount Hood, as well as how loose and rubbly the area being drained by it is. As I mentioned a couple days ago, this view should set alarm bells clanging for the geologically inclined. Anything on low ground near the river in this area is vulnerable to lahars. This high up the mountainside, it's in a significant canyon, so other than occasional trail wipeouts, there's not much to worry about. But this area […]
Timberline Trail circumnavigates all of Mount Hood, as the name implies, near timberline. Here it can be seen descending into the upper valley of the White River (unless you're taking the trail clockwise, in which case it's ascending from that valley). I did consider walking down there, but decided I didn't want to make the climb back up. According to the PDF at the link up front, the trail is "only" 36.6 miles/58.9 kilometers- I could've easily done it in two days, or a leisurely three, 30 […]
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