Pretty amazing to have both ice and heat mixed with dry barren rock.
Here on the west coast we are knowledgeable about our smoking mountains, but I wonder if this was a bit spooky for the east coast arrivals in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
L.E. on 22nd June 2016 @ 7:17am
I have a fantastic night time photo of the fumeroles and you can actually see the fire down in there. I know the sulphur fumes make a lot of climbers sick, if conditions are just right.
Charlott on 22nd June 2016 @ 7:54am
Ought to head up there someday and take a look see. Haven't been there in years at this point.
Longshot on 22nd June 2016 @ 10:41am
Tomorrow, I am attending a meeting with Colin Fogarty, so I thought I would include this OPB link.
Colin interviews Jack Grauer about Henry Pittock's first climb of Mt Hood.
I had forgotten this bit of dramatic history of the mountain.
From the USGS: " Geologist examining 100,000-year-old lahar deposit exposed along Underwood Hill Road, near the mouth of the White Salmon River in Washington. The lahar, derived from a large debris avalanche off the north side of Mount Hood, flowed down the Hood River, crossed the Columbia River, and traveled several miles up the White Salmon River before stopping. Here, the deposit is about 40 feet thick and about 300 feet above present river level."
L.E. on 22nd June 2016 @ 7:10pm
That is exactly how it was all explained to my by a cousin who is a geologist for the USGS, that has been working in the Hood River area for a number of years in the summer. Right at the corner of Oak and State the hillside is composed of that material, as he personally showed it to me, explaining how it went across the river and up the White Salmon. Must have really been something.
Charlott on 23rd June 2016 @ 5:34am