Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Geo 365: Sept. 24, Day 267: Up-Spine

Looking up the spine of The Cascade Mountains from the Crater Lake Rim Drive, Mt. Thielsen is on the right, Diamond Peak to the left and behind that. I don't know the names of the prominences in front of and to the left of Diamond, but we've climbed enough from the view of September 16 that the haze is distinctly less. The High Cascades is not as rugged as one might guess. Yes, there are some tall, pointy peaks, and glacial canyons are incised deeply and precipitously, but the High Cascade platform which dominates this view is really more of a gently rolling ridge overall than anything else.

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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