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Hellroaring Overlook

Hellroaring Overlook
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Landscapes
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-09-03
Catégories: Mountain
Appareil photographique: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposition: f/4.8, 1/750 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-09-04 6:00
Vue: 4337
Points: 10
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
This is the view of Mount Adams from the Hellroaring Overlook above Bird Creek Meadows trail in the Yakima Indian Reservation. We were thrilled to notice after I took this shot the small herd of Mountain Goats in the little meadow to the left of the center of the photo. Sadly my small camera couldn't capture them, but we enjoyed watching them as they were the first we'd ever seen in the wild.

Mt. Adams is a stratovolcano composed of several cones that from volcanic flows occurring over several periods of time. It is the second highest mountain in the Pacific Northwest. The summit is 12,281 ft tall. The oldest lava found at Mt. Adams is about 450,000 years old. 12,000 to 25,000 years ago was when the majority of Mt. Adams was formed. About this same time, ice covered almost the entire Wilderness area. Glaciers extended far down many of the surrounding valleys. The glaciers smoothed and streamlined formerly rough lava surfaces.

The road to Cold Springs is on top of a lateral glacial moraine. About 5,100 years ago, the Pinnacle was formed by a giant avalanche. The summit rocks broke down over time by acidic gasses from the volcano. Debris from the avalanche swept down the White Salmon River to the Trout Lake Valley. You can still see yellowish boulders around the valley today. 3,000 to 6,000 years ago, lava created the Muddy Fork and Aiken Lava Flows. In 1921 and 1983, large avalanches broke off and swept down Mt. Adams. There was once a mining claim on the summit area of Mt. Adams for sulfur but it never was commercially feasible and was abandoned in 1959.

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Voilà une photo bien cadrée. La région ressemble à celle où j'habite en Suisse.
Bonne journée.

What a nice clear day you had for your hike Lori. It is a sharp image with good color and exposure. That is interesting about the mountain goats. I've seen them at Rainier... but they too were far away.
Evelynn : )

Nice shot of Mt. Adams Lori. Out of all the landscape and scenery pictures. Mounts are my favorite. There's always some thing about them I really like. I have never been to Mt. Adams before but I will have to put it on my list. It looks like it would be a really nice place to hike. Thanks, I enjoyed the view.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-09-05 2:44]

What interesting history and view. And what a super day you had for you trek. The goats would have been good to see too - I think I can see them. Thanks Lori for sharing your adventures with us,

Wonderful composition of an area we Washingtonians love so much. Fascinating geology in the notations as well as understood thru the picture.
Spokane'ish actually Cheney

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