Forces of Nature: Dormant Volcano


Forces of Nature

The placid photo of snowy Mount Hood was taken from the window of the plane. Mount Hood is a dormant stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon, near Portland. The last time this volcano erupted was in 1865. Imagine the devastation if the forces of nature caused it to erupt again!

Mt-Hood-from-the-airNearby Mount St. Helens, erupted with devastating consequences 35 years ago on May 18, 1980.

22 thoughts on “Forces of Nature: Dormant Volcano

  1. Cool photograph! I was able to see Mount Hood on an extended trip to Portland years ago. I still think about how odd it was see very deep snow and an hour or so later beach. I feel that area is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Multnomah Falls, the Columbia River Gorge, General Sherman. Awesome!

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  2. This is a fantastically stunning shot!!!
    I very recently had the great fortune to hike up a volcano on the island of Fogo in Cape Verde. It erupted this past November… Yes! An awesome force of nature: it’s aftermath left me dumbstruck. Even more awesome are the people who have begun to chiseel their homes and roads from under the lava and rebuild their lives. Two villages, and acres of vineyards and coffee trees, were destroyed. I’ll be making a post with photos in the not too distant future…. Yes, an incredible force of nature!


  3. What an amazing shot from the plane! Indeed volcanoes are so powerful…they lie dormant yet still keep their strong stance…I remember Mt. St. Helens…what a devastating day…
    Thank you for sharing this pic with us…I’ve seen a couple of volcanoes in Italy but not from a plane’s perspective…
    Happy Saturday!

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    1. Hi, Lia, I just took that photo on Friday as we were flying from Portland to Spokane. I didn’t even know what the weekly photo challenge theme was. It worked out perfectly. Hope you have a great weekend!

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