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Dee Wright Observatory Panorama
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This is a view from the Dee Wright Observatory ouside of Sisters, Oregon. The three sister mountains are to the South (partially obscured by clouds) and Mount Washington is to the North. They are part of the string of "old" volcanos along the west coast that includes Mt. Ranier, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Shasta. This particular eruption was 10-15 thousand years ago.

Copyright: Phillip Simpson
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Uploaded: 01/08/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014
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