As we struggle through another season of forest fires this image can offer some perspective. This view of Mt Hood from Red Hill shows the area starting to come back after a fire. These trees have now had 60 years to grow-- anyone care to find this spot and check out the growth?
Are the dead snags still there or have they fallen?
l.e. on 11th September 2012 @ 7:19am
I would venture a guess that in 50 years they would have rotted out, fallen and new timber would have taken their place.
charlott on 11th September 2012 @ 8:12am
This must be somewhere south of Mt. Defiance, looking of course east, southeast........although this is a guess......
James Holloway on 11th September 2012 @ 9:38am
Zig Zag Fire
Mr. Breeze on 11th September 2012 @ 10:25am
If this is Red Hill it would be west of the Parkdale area. There was a fire look out at one time on Red Hill and I know on numerous occasions that the Crag Rats went in there for snow surveys.
charlott on 12th September 2012 @ 7:11am
Buster Gibson on 12th October 2012 @ 7:14pm
Terrific photo! I know exactly where this is: just below the viewpoint now known as Owl Point, which is a rocky outcrop on the ridge between Perry Lake and Red Hill, just off the Old Vista Ridge Trail. The forest in the foreground has largely regenerated, though a number of open beargrass meadows remain throughout the area.
I've got some recent photos on the web that I can point to, but I think the anti-spam filter on this site is blocking links..?
Tom Kloster on 9th November 2012 @ 6:09pm
Aha! That does seem to be the problem. You can view some present-day photos by pasting the following links behind the conventional www:
This view is from 2011, a couple weeks before the Dollar Lake Fire:
This view is from 2012, with the fire zone showing up in the distance:
And finally, this is purported to be the Red Hill Guard Station & Lookout, circa 1950 - can't verify that, but it does look right to me:
Thanks for posting!
Tom Kloster on 9th November 2012 @ 6:15pm