Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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!