Mt Baker lets off some steam...

Mt Baker lets off some steam...

Postby the Quietnorth » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:09 am

Mt Baker is part of the PNW skyline, Sunday was a clear day and the volcano (Mt Baker) was letting off a little steam. The picture was taken from our front deck, makes you wonder if maybe we are a little to close to the mountain/volcano for comfort…
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1791, the renowned British explorer George Vancouver left England. Anchored in Dungeness Bay on the south shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, third lieutenant Joseph Baker made an observation which Vancouver recorded in his journal
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Number of eruptions in past 200 years: 1 (?) 2
Latest Eruptions: 1820(?); 1843; 1846; 1853-54; 1858; 1859-60; 1863; 1870 3
Present thermal activity: Steaming fumaroles at flank and crater locations.
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Postby Keith Morris » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:19 pm

Wow.....has it done this before?
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Postby the Quietnorth » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:27 pm

It's not real common but it does happen, although this is the first time we have seen 2 steam vents from our house…

Wife found the second picture on the King 5 News web site
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Postby JoMeKe » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Four years ago when I climbed Mt Hood in northern OR, I was surprised when we came upon fumaroles on the south face just below the summit. From the base, one couldn't see the steam or the bare earth, but at that point, there was warm ground and rock surrounded by lots of snow, steam escaping and the wonderful smell of sulphur :wink: . Makes one realize that we do indeed live along the "Ring of Fire" and at least this part of the earth lives and breathes and deserves our utmost respect. Very humbling.
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Postby Dave » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:43 pm

Haven't climbed Baker for many years but she was doing that way back when. Will she let go, ala Mt. St. Helens? Maybe. When? No one knows. Her beauty continues.
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Re: Mt Baker lets off some steam...

Postby Tom Overs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:38 am

the Quietnorth wrote: Sunday was a clear day and the volcano (Mt Baker) was letting off a little steam. The picture was taken from our front deck, makes you wonder if maybe we are a little to close to the mountain/volcano for comfort…


Eric
If your worried I'll do you a swop on properties and I'll take the chance :) That way I could cruise the sound.

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Postby the Quietnorth » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:53 am

Tom, that sounds tempting, but I’ll have to ask Melinda. I’ll get back to you on that ;-)


Well maybe not, besides we would miss our little friends when we travel north...
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