Thursday, May 23, 2013

Geo 365: May 23, Day 143: Lava Jumble and Three Sisters

A final view out over the aa-aa lava flow at Lava Butte, with Three Sisters on the horizon. As it happens, this also gives a pretty good sense of the overall layout of the High Cascades: a long, broad, and fairly low (~5000 feet) ridge, capped sporadically with stratovolcanoes that reach to roughly double that height. The tall peaks, like Sisters, Hood, Jefferson, and so on, are the exceptions, not the rule.

Photo run through Paint.Net's autolevel routine. August 21, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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