Monday, December 15, 2014

Geo 730: December 15, Day 714: Timberline Chimney

Inside Timberline Lodge, the lighting is dim, and it's not easy (especially as I get older) trying to hold my camera steady for good clarity. Above is the best shot I have of the chimney over the great hearth. This is native stone; I don't know if there was a dedicated quarry for the stonework in the lodge, or if they just used loose blocks laying around on the surface. Goodness knows, there's plenty of those. The lodge was built as a part of the WPA program in the late 30s, and dedicated by FDR in 1937, well before it officially opened to the public. The rustic nature of the lodge is evident here, but on our first pass, Dana and I had been stuck in the car for too long, and wanted to go stretch our legs with a walk. So after a few quick shots, we headed out to the mountainside.

Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

1 comment:

SkinnyDennis said...

Spent the night there last June, really a treat! We did a "volcano tour"; 1st night at a BnB behind Lassen, 2nd night at Crater Lake Lodge, and lastly at Timberline. One of the best driving vacations we've had! Geology was cool too.