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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Mt Hood sunrise

Mt. Hood in Oregon 1996

Mt Hood, one of 15 volcanoes in the North Cascades of British Columbia, Canada, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Named by European explorers on Captain George Vancouver's 1792 discovery expedition after a British Admiral, Samuel Hood.

Mt Hood was originally known by the native Klickitat, Cowlitz, and Multnomah people as Wyeast. His father, the Great Spirit, made him Chief of the people on the south side of the mighty river (today known as the Columbia River). His brother Pahtoe—who we know as Mt Adams—was made Chief of the people north of the river. For long times all the people traveled back and forth across the river on the stone Bridge of the Gods and they passed by the beautiful Loowit, Keeper of the Fire—now known as Mount Saint Helens. The brothers both came to love Loowit and both asked her to be his wife. She could not decide and the brothers began to quarrel. Thunder roared and lightning flashed as they threw hot rocks and spewed fire. The earth trembled and broke the bridge. When the Great Spirit saw this he smote the three lovers turning them into mountains of stone and ice.



Mt. Adams in Washington 1996

See Gypsy life of a seasonal park ranger – My World Tuesday further down the page for another photo of Mt St. Helens.

Mt. St. Helens in Washington 1996

Please visit Sky Watch Friday for more awesome photos from around the world.

21 comments:

bobbie said...

If "wheelestate" takes yo to places like this to get photos like these, I'm tempted to say, "Let's go!"

Kathleen said...

Your shots are just awesome ..They would makes nice postcards

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful images and educational information. Thanks.

Anemone said...

Great mountains, and a beautiful sky watch.

Nice weekend from a norwegian girl.

Linda Reeder said...

These are my mountains. I grew up in Oregon, in view of Mt Hood. I live in Seattle where on a clear day (not today) I can see Mt. Rainier. See my blog for a pic of "the mountain".

Wren said...

What a lovely series of photos. Thanks for skywatching with us.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I had no idea there are 15 volcanoes in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. Beautiful mountains!

Leedra said...

Beautiful photographs.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I want to go there after seeing this.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

All of these photos are very pretty, but that first photo is spectacular. And thank you for all of the interesting information about the volcanoes.

Yen said...

The first one is my favorite but all of them are just wonderful!~ Stunning captures!~

Mine's, HERE.Happy SWF!

indicaspecies said...

These are lovely shots of Mt Hood sunrise and it's interesting to read about it.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I'm glad you enjoyed the shots there,

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Reader Wil said...

Impressive mountains not to pick a quarrel with! Wasn't it St Helen who erupted not so long ago?

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful series - I especially love the first picture. But snow is a good thing too, huh!?

Susie of Arabia said...

Spectacular photos - especially the first one of Mt. Hood.
http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

AphotoAday said...

Your Mount Hood is absolutely amazing...

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Those are absolutely stunning captures of your mountains.

Arija said...

Love the story and of course your photos.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love that huge cloud dwarfing the mountain in the first, but they are all pretty!

coca cutie said...

I like the moutain but the first one really catched me!

Z'riz said...

I love the cloud formations on the first photo...lovely shot!

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