Mount Hood Blue
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|I decided to post this serene view of Oregon's Mount Hood and to give a little history geologically, that contrasts with this peaceful scene. |
Mount Hood is a dormant stratovolcano in northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. and is located about 60 miles (100 km) east of the city of Portland. It is the highest mountain in Oregon and the fourth-highest in the Cascade Range. It can be seen easily from both Portland and Vancouver, Washington.
The glacially eroded summit area consists of several andesitic or dacitic lava domes; Pleistocene collapses produced avalanches and lahars (rapidly moving mudflows) that traveled across the Columbia River to the north.
The last eruptive period took place around 170 to 220 years ago, when dacitic lava domes, pyroclastic flows and mudflows were produced without major explosive eruptions.
The last major eruption occurred in 1781-1782, with the most recent episode ending shortly before the arrival of Lewis and Clark in 1805. It is considered a potentially active volcano, but no major eruptive events have been catalogued since systematic record keeping began in the 1820s.
Mount Hood is second only to Japan's Mt. Fuji in the number of climbers reaching the summit. It is part of the Mount Hood National Forest, which has 1.2 million acres (4,900 kmē), four designated wilderness areas and more than 1,900 km (1,200 mi) of hiking trails.
The mountain has five ski areas, including the only ski area in the U.S. that's open 12 months of the year. Timberline Lodge is a National Historic Landmark located on the southern flank of Mt. Hood. I took this photo from just above Timberline Lodge.
Photo: Cropped, Resized, Sharpened.
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- [2005-08-13 2:37]
Great sight capture.Light,POV and colours are wonderful.
Thanks for posting...
- [2005-08-13 8:21]
Wonderful place and capture.POV,lighting,clear details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)
Hi Lori! This is a great landscape shot with good interest, colors, sharpness and depth..Never been to Oregon..Love this bright blue sky, Well done!
A beautiful landscape shot. The composition and framing with the tree on the left is excellent. Color, detail, and DOF are perfect. I skied on that mountain one summer, thanks for the memories..
- [2005-08-14 12:16]
Pretty scenery and nice sharp colours. I would have sliced bottom to be at the base of the tree and turned it into a panorama.
- MAXME (0)
- [2005-08-14 23:04]
I see you like the mountains also!
- [2005-08-15 17:00]
Very beautiful landscape.
Very pleasing to the eye.TFS.
All the Best,
- [2005-08-16 17:59]
Lori, excellent and vivid colors; great pov and composition.
I enjoy saturation in this picture, so that the green and blue shades become really vivid.
A very nice job.