Volcanoes Dominate the Central Oregon Skyline

At left: Three Fingered Jack and Black Butte

From Bend, Oregon, the Central Oregon Cascades dominate the western horizon with eight major mountain peaks visible from the city of 90,000. Termed stratovolcanoes, they span from Mount Hood (visible on clear days,) near the northern Oregon Border and Columbia Gorge, Mount Jefferson 50 miles farther south, Three-Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, the Three Sisters (Faith, Hope and Charity,) Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor.

At right: Mount Jefferson provides a spectacular view for this Redmond, Oregon, neighborhood on Forked Horn Butte.

The spectacular skyline takes in a 100-mile vista of dormant stratovolcanoes. Smaller mountains, like Black Butte and Tumalo Butte, fill in the gaps between the major peaks.

At left: Mount Bachelor is partly obscured by Tumalo Butte less than a mile northeast of the world-class ski resort.

At right: Mount Bachelor is a world-class alpine ski destination that is the primary reason many are attracted to Bend, Oregon. Elevation: Summit - 9,065 feet, Base - 5,700 feet, Vertical Drop - 3,365 feet. Source: mtbachelor.com

See more photos of the Cascades in the "Central Oregon Cascades" collection at https://www.dreamstime.com/central-oregon-cascades-rcollection9965-resi328062.

Photo credits: Dana Kenneth Johnson.

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Thank you for your compliments. The Cascades seem to have a hold on me since I suffer anxiety and depression when I have to travel away from them.

P.S. The average height of these peaks is 10,000 feet above sea level.


Beautiful mountains, I love them! I don't have any stratovolcanoes to play on!


Very impressive images of these volcanoes -- especially "new homes, old mountain"

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