Sunday, December 14, 2014

Geo 730: December 14, Day 713: Hood Summit

A closer view of the amphitheater below Mount Hood's summit, and Crater Rock in its center. The striated snowy area directly downhill from Crater Rock is the so-called "Palmer Glacier," though with no bergschrund, I'm not convinced this is actually a glacier rather than an ice field. Palmer is the only site in North America that offers year-round skiing (hence the striations), though I've heard conditions can get pretty awful before the fall snows start falling.

Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

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