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|Mount Rainier is an episodically active volcano and has the greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States. Numerous glaciers radiate from its summit and slopes. Volcanic activity began between one half and one million years ago. At one time, lava flows on opposite sides of the mountain probably projected more than 1,000 feet above the present summit at Columbia Crest which rises 14,410 feet above sea level on the rim of the recent lava cone. The upper portion of the volcano's cone was likely removed by explosions and landslides. |
Mount Rainier, the highest (4392 m) volcano in the Cascade Range, towers over a population of more than 2.5 million in the Seattle Tacoma metropolitan area, and its drainage system via the Columbia River potentially impacts another 500,000 residents of southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon. Mount Rainier is the most hazardous volcano in the Cascades in terms of its potential for magma water interaction and sector collapse, and major eruptions or debris flows even without eruption. It poses significant dangers and economic threats to the region but despite such hazards and risk, Mount Rainier has received little study.
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- [2005-02-26 23:54]
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Hi Julie, another of your beautiful mountain scenes. I love the contrast of the trees against the snow and rock, and the blue sky - just super. I feel I would like to see further below where you cropped it off.
Interesting notes too on the volcano. TFS.
I like mountains! They are amazing. Wonderful view which make me dreaming about holidays!
Thank you for this great picture!
Good one Julie.
I recall the memorable shot of a hiker on Mt Ranier falling flat on her ass in shock at the sight of the eruption of Mt St Helens. It was in the National Geographic that featured the Mount St Helens eruption.
This mountain looks quite similar to St Helens before it erupted...a very ominous looking bulge.
- [2005-02-27 4:40]
Excellent panorama scene. Fantastic blue sky. TFS! Well done.
Very nice landscape, not a nit on this shot.
- [2005-02-27 15:13]
Great post card quality image. Excellent post. Job well done