Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Geo 365: Oct. 15, Day 288: Mount Scott Summit

Looking a bit to the left of yesterday's photo, this is the summit of Mount Scott. It's a significant edifice in its own right, the highest spot in CLNP, and according to Wikipedia, at 8934 feet, the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades. I have a bit of a problem with the article referring to it as a "parasitic" volcano, though. Since we don't know the layout of the pre-caldera Mount Mazama, we don't know the relationship between its summit(s), and Mount Scott. In the same way I don't think of Broken Top as a parasitic cone with respect to Three Sisters (map showing relationship between those four peaks), I'm not convinced it's accurate to think of Mount Scott as a parasitic cone with respect to Mount Mazama.

We're looking into what appears to be a cirque on the north side of the peak. It seems even more clear-cut in the FlashEarth view (which is again, lke yesterday's, my best guess as to where we were).

Photo unmodified. August 18, 2011. FlashEarth location.

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