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The South Side of The Mountain

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Mount Hood from Trillium Lake.

This is Mount Hood's south side. It's really the only side that isn't the perfect conical volcano shape. The south side is actually affected more by the violent affects of an active volcano. The crater is on this side and previous eruptions have sent material in this direction. The little village of Government Camp is located just below the tree level right in the way of any future course of eruption.

Of course several rivers that flow from Mount Hood would be affected as well. Many people live along these rivers... including me as I live along the upper Sandy River. I always think of the Toutle River and the eruption of Mount St Helens and how it became a wall of mud and debris wiping out everything in it's path, including old growth Douglas fir trees, rocks the size of houses - house and bridges as well.

Mount Hood is the most monitored volcano in the world, mostly due to it's proximity to Portland and relatively easy access to all points on the mountain. I'm confident that those of us that live in her foothills will have ample time to evacuate if she ever decides to blow her top like her sister St. Helens did. After all, I'm no Harry Truman. : )

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  1. TeF46 58 months ago | reply

    This mount is now totally associated with you in my mind Gary! It's always stunning to see how you feel it in what is seem his best profile ;-)

  2. TLPhotography66 ~ 58 months ago | reply

    Amazing colors Gary...........!
    Have a great week ahead.............:)

  3. Jessica Frinkster 58 months ago | reply

    I love the lighting on the mountain. Very nice.

  4. Dave Berryman [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

    I lived in Organ City when Mt St Helens blew. You won't have time to sneeze if it goes that big, lol. All that will be left is your photostream. We will miss you for sure, but I plan on coming out and photographing where the "Late Grate Gary Randall" lived! We will let little m write your eulogy.

  5. Gary Randall 58 months ago | reply

    Erect a monument my friend! : )

  6. Starlisa 58 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image... and a lot to think about! I contemplated some of these thoughts near Mount Adams the other day... they may be dormant but they are not dead! Thanks for all the identifying notes... I like that!

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  7. Starlisa 58 months ago | reply

    Dave Berryman you are so funny!!!! hey Gary I will help him build the monument... it has to have Sadie and Betty on it too!

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  8. Brian Pemberton 58 months ago | reply

    Awesome light, great glow on Hood

  9. carlosmolinaphoto 58 months ago | reply

    Sensational light, Gary. Just an awesome capture.

  10. jon lesch 58 months ago | reply

    A great ominous look to our wonderful Mt. Hood. Great light and a clear,
    crisp capture.

  11. jonellruddiman 58 months ago | reply

    oh my, we are all thinking about Gary's monument, how does that make you feel Gary!!! Well liked I hope!

  12. Eric.Vogt 58 months ago | reply

    You catch the purple tones well Gary. Great photo here again.

  13. Douglas Remington - Ethereal Light® Photography 58 months ago | reply

    Like your cropped comp and the alpine glow!


  14. Marc Briggs 58 months ago | reply

    Delightful light falling on the mountain here.

  15. kth_friend 58 months ago | reply

    sweet last light on those snowy peaks.. very noice

  16. 1Tanker 58 months ago | reply

    Beautiful light on the mountain..it's nice to see it closer up for a change! ;)

  17. Vincenzo Giordano 58 months ago | reply

    Wonderfully taken Gary!! It's magnifict!!

  18. Justin Smith - Photography 58 months ago | reply

    Wonderful red light on the slope, great work Gary!

  19. SomeCallMeScott 58 months ago | reply

    beautiful light and close view of the mountain. the notes on the names of the rocks are great.

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