Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Geo 365: Sept. 11, Day 254: 7317 Feet

The benchmark at Merriam Point lists an elevation of 7317 feet. The question of whether Mount Mazama was a unitary peak, or a high platform with several peaks- Three Sisters has been mentioned as a possible analogy- is unresolved. Frankly, I have no idea how one would even go about answering that question. But it is intriguing, looking at this little brass plaque, to wonder, "How much higher did the mountain go from here?"

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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