Thursday, October 18, 2007

Panorama view from the summit of Hallett Peak. The dominant peak to the southeast is Longs Peak, the sole fourteen thousand foot peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake are visible to the southwest (right). The hike to the summit of Hallett Peak from the Bear Lake Trailhead is a Rocky Mountain National Park classic and should not be missed. The views from the 12713 foot summit of Hallett Peak are spectacular. September 2005.


Blogger Gledwood said...

Is that anywhere near Mt St Helens? Or does it just look similar because it's America between the seas...?

10:03 AM  
Blogger molson said...

According to Google Maps, the drive from Estes Park, Colorado (near Longs Peak) to Yacolt, Washington (near Mount St. Helens) is 1270 miles which would take around 19 hours to drive straight through. The mountains may look similar in some respects, but none of the mountains in the Front Range in Colorado, which includes Longs Peak are volcanic.

Mount St. Helens on the other hand is a well known volcano after having blown it's top in 1980. Mount St. Helens is located in the Cascade Range which extends along the Pacific coast from northern California through Oregon and Washington and into British Columbia. The Cascade Range contains a number of volcanos which includes Mount Rainier near Seattle. Mount Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the States due to it's close proximity to a large population area. As was demonstrated by Mount St. Helens, Cascade Range volcanoes tend to erupt explosively and can do so with little or no warning which can certainly ruin anyone's day who happens to get in the way.

Short answer to your question is 'no'.

3:15 PM  
Blogger whitenoise said...

Here's Mt. St. Helens

6:47 PM  

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