Thursday, November 19, 2015

1781 Buried Forest at Oxbow Regional Park

A. F. Litt: Gresham &emdash; Uncovered Stumps From Old Hood Eruption (2010)

Uncovered Stumps From 1781 Eruption of Mt. Hood (2010)
Oxbow Regional Park. Oregon. March 20, 2010.
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Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: November 11, 2015

For today's photo I went a little random into the old files and landed in some shots I took in Oxbow Regional Park back in 2010.    What's cool about this shot is that you can see the stumps buried in Mt. Hood's 1781 Old Maid eruptions emerging.  After some major storms over the next few years, much more of this bank was eroded away revealing many more of these old trees.  These stumps first came to attention in 2013, but this photo shows that some were already starting to poke out a few years earlier... 

For more information:

Sullivan, William. "Sandy River uncovers a forest buried by Mount Hood in 1781". The Statesman Journal. Apr. 20, 2013

2014 Bretz Club Field Trip Materials Sandy River, Oregon April 10-12, 2014. Oregon State University.

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