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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Plenty of Snow on Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood from Government Camp, Oregon ~ June 4, 2011
About 3 hours' drive from Astoria

On June 4th, I drove up to the high desert, and was surprised by how cold it still was over the pass. It was cold even in a sweatshirt when I got out of the car, and snow was still piled maybe 8 or so feet deep where it had been plowed into drifts near some of the buildings. With the zoom, you can see how much snow is waiting to melt among Mt. Hood's crags. There has already been a lot of flooding along Oregon's rivers. I don't know if there's any noticeable rise here in Astoria for those who observe these things more carefully than I do. I haven't noticed whether the river has been higher or not, as it isn't noticeable from my perspective. Does anyone know if it's a fraction of an inch, or maybe even inches this far downriver?

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Francisca said...

Can't answer you question, but it sure seems a little surreal to see this kind of snow now!

Jacob said...

Oh, that's yummy! But it's the kind of scene I prefer seeing from a distance!

Clytie said...

I know the Willamette and Columbia Rivers are high here in the Valley, but I haven't heard whether that extends to Astoria or not.

But what a gorgeous shot of Mt. Hood!

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