Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mountain Peak


The mountain peak in my post from yesterday can be identified as Mt. Adams. This mountain is about 35 miles from Mt. St. Helens. Because of it's flat-topped shape it is sometimes confused with Mt. Rainier. With an elevation of 12, 276 feet, it looms high and can be seen from great distances when the atmospheric conditions are just right. From our point on cabin-mountain, Mt. Hood can also be seen, but on a less grand scale (too small to show up in a picture from our perspective). On a really good day Mt. Rainier can be seen as well. For those living along the Cascade Range, these beautiful mountains provide a grand backdrop to their everyday life. From where we live, we get a tiny peek now and then. I hope those nearer by take the time to enjoy and appreciate the magnificence of their unique volcanic peaks!

8 comments:

  1. I really love seeing Baker, Rainier, or Adams peeking out form behind the clouds. It's always exciting when you can see them in their glory!

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  2. Thanks for sharing our mountains with everyone. We are blessed to live in this part of the world! My dream home has a fabulous view of Mt. Hood, the Cascades or other mountains in the Northwest! Maybe. . . someday (sigh). ~Adrienne~

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  3. When I lived in Bremerton, for 4 years. We loved the view of Mt. Rainier. So majestic!
    I happened to vacation to Tacoma the month after Mt. St. Helens erupted, I'll never forget that!

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  4. Melissa's Cozy Teacup9:50 AM

    hello. I tagged you in response to being tagged. Hope you are having a great day!

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  5. The day I flew out of Seattle to return to live on the East Coast, the sky was beautiful blue and clear. Right after we took off I could see Mt. Baker, then Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood in the very far distance. It was spectacular!

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  6. Hey can you see me waving hi to you ;-p xoxoxox Clarice

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  7. Beautiful shot of the flower! I'm catching up with you tonight and am enjoying the reading =)

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  8. I haven't been on my computer for over a week. What lovely flowers are blooming up on the hills. I wish I could zoom in on them better from my deck. I can't believe those cattlemen! It seems neighbors are more and more thoughtless all the time. You are certainly resourceful, even when stranded. Sure wish I had known your mother better. Seems we really would have enjoyed each other's company. The calypso orchids are one of my favorites, as you know, along with all the others you photographed. This time of year is lovely.

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