"I've been waiting to take this photograph for four years since the day I moved to Washington. It became this "bucket list" shot that I never really thought I would get. So many variables had to line up - fresh snow, a drivable road to the trail head, and most importantly - an unfrozen lake.
Yesterday, the stars somehow aligned, and after a few hours snowshoe and a four year wait. My dream shot finally became reality.
This is probably my favorite photograph I've taken in Washington to date. Never been so happy." Photo & caption by @kylekotajarvi Share your adventure: #exploretheuniverse
This is what the accessible top of Surathali ella looks like.
I couldn't get any pics on the climb because I spent my time cursing everyone around who convinced me to climb up a slippery, moss-ridden wet rock where the footholds were definitely not meant for a smol bean like me
This Living Room Expeditions series by @lennart is our travel goals right now 😂 Hope you’re all having adventures of your own within your four walls - if you do, share them and we’ll repost some of our favourites! #Socality #ThisIsMyCommunity
Winter in the Yukon means darkness for over 12 hours of the day which also means some incredible sunset and sunrises, sometimes even merging together when the days get real short.
Missing the days of waking up in the dark, hiking into the sunrise, catching the sunset on the way down from a mountain, and driving back in the dark.
Nothing feels more like a whole day well spent.
🌸 Animal Crossing got me reminiscing about cherry blossom season, so here’s something from my trip last year around this time visiting @forevervanny when we spent the week road tripping around Japan #cherryblossom#japan
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Your adventures are out there, places to explore, sceneries to enjoy and mountains to go hiking in.
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It's good to be quiet, it's great to be in the mountains.
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The colors of the Icelandic highlands you have to see with your own eyes to believe. 👀 🌈
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FUN FACT: The last three eruptions at Mount Hood occurred within the past 1,800 years from vents high on the southwest flank and produced deposits that were distributed primarily to the south and west along the Sandy and Zigzag rivers. The last eruptive period took place around 220 to 170 years ago, when dacitic lava domes, pyroclastic flows and mudflows were produced without major explosive eruptions. The prominent Crater Rock just below the summit is hypothesized to be the remains of one of these now-eroded domes. This period includes the last major eruption of 1781 to 1782 with a slightly more recent episode ending shortly before the arrival of the explorers Lewis and Clark in 1805. The latest minor eruptive event occurred in August 1907.
The glaciers on the mountain's upper slopes may be a source of potentially dangerous lahars when the mountain next erupts. There are vents near the summit that are known for emitting gases such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Prior to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the only known fatality related to volcanic activity in the Cascades occurred in 1934, when a climber suffocated in oxygen-poor air while exploring ice caves melted by fumaroles in Coalman Glacier on Mount Hood.
Since 1950, there have been several earthquake swarms each year at Mount Hood, most notably in July 1980 and June 2002. Seismic activity is monitored by the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, which issues weekly updates.