Tag: volcano

Tumalo Reservoir and Three Sisters

As I was driving from the Bend area to the valley one evening, I saw something developing to the west. It was several years ago, so I opened a map up, looked at the area, and headed to Tumalo Reservoir… read more Tumalo Reservoir and Three Sisters

Three Sisters mountains at the town of Sisters.

Three Sisters From Sisters

A view of the Three Sisters mountains from the town of Sisters in Central Oregon. From Sisters, just head out Hwy-242 and look to the left. You cannot miss the view of three of the tallest mountains in Oregon. Download… read more Three Sisters From Sisters

Two Tuya Subglacial Volanoes

These are a real treat! Tuya subglacial volcanoes are basically volcanoes that erupt under an ice sheet. The erupting volcano, with the cooling effects of the ice, weight of the ice sheet above, and the effects of the lake the… read more Two Tuya Subglacial Volanoes

Panorama Point County Park

Located off of Hwy-35 headed just out of Hood River, this park offers great views of Mt. Hood, and areas around Odell and Parkdale to the south.or This is a great stop to get out and stretch your legs for… read more Panorama Point County Park

Mt. Hood and Lost Lake

A classic view of Mt. Hood behind Lost Lake in Hood River county, Oregon. There are many beautiful views of these two landmarks. Unfortunately, when I was there it was too windy for anything noteworthy. I need to go back,… read more Mt. Hood and Lost Lake

Belknap Crater and McKenzie Pass

Belknap and McKenzie Pass

You can see Belknap Crater area and part of the 65 sq mi/170 km2 basaltic andesite lava flow at McKenzie Pass in this photograph. Belknap is the youngest shield volcano in the Cascade range with an elevation of 6,876 ft/2,096… read more Belknap and McKenzie Pass


Obsidian Volcanic Glass

Obsidian is a volcanic glass formed when felsic lava cools rapidly, minimizing crystal growth. Historically it has been used for weapons, tools and even a surgical edge. When processed correctly, obsidian will provide a long lasting very sharp edge. You… read more Obsidian Volcanic Glass

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake is one of my favorite parts of the state. If I lived nearby, I would be there “too much”, if that is a thing. The lake is one of several in Oregon that does not have a visible… read more Sparks Lake

Stein's Pillar

Steins Pillar

Steins Pillar stands 350 feet tall, towering above the meadows and ponderosa and lodgepole pine trees below. Named after Major Enoch Steen, a misspelling took hold and we have Steins Pillar. It is a remnant of valley full of ash… read more Steins Pillar

Trillium Lake Fisherman

A beautiful scene with a man fishing from his one person pontoon boat on Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood in Oregon. Did you notice the kayaker on the right and the couple in the canoe on the left? Trillium lake is popular for camping,… read more Trillium Lake Fisherman

Three Sisters

The Three Sisters mountains from a remote road north of the McKenzie Highway, Hwy-242. The three sisters are very close and very different volcanoes. The North Sister is an extinct shield volcano, the Middle Sister an extinct stratovolcano, and the… read more Three Sisters

Sparks Lake Sunrise

Sparks Lake Sunrise

Taken at sunrise, near the Sparks Lake Campground, on a cold clear morning at 34f/1c degree morning in August. I find it hard to believe that some people were still sleeping in their tents and not seeing this. A fantastic morning…. read more Sparks Lake Sunrise