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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scary Lack of Snow on Mt Hood

Mt Hood, which boasts Americas only year round snow sports, is suffering. Timberline, which is usually has an open snow park every month except for a brief time of maintenance in the fall has not been open for operation for weeks. The day I took this photo about two weeks ago from just beyond the Timberline parking lot, the mountain itself for the most part was obscured by storm clouds, but you can see the dismal remains of the Palmer snowfield (the snowy "square"), which in the past has normally hosted skiers and snowboarders throughout the entire month of August.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Smokey Red Sunset

The pacific northwest is on fire! There are so many wildfires burning that the past two days, the majority of the skies in the states of Washington and Oregon have been obscured by smoke. The second you go outside you can smell it. The past two nights have produced a bright red sun during the half hour or so before it goes down. I went down to the Columbia River and took this on Sunday night.

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