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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, primarily along the Oregon coast, down the Willamette Valley, and in the Klamath and Malheur Basins of southern Oregon.
Metropolitan Portland, like Auckland, New Zealand, includes most of a Plio-Pleistocene volcanic field. The Boring Lava includes at least 32 and possibly 50 cinder cones and small shield volcanoes lying within a radius of 13 miles of Kelly Butte, which is 62 miles west of Mt. Hood and the High Cascade axis -- (Web note: Kelly Butte is approximately 4 miles east of downtown Portland)-- . Only the Clear Lake volcanics in California lie as far west in the coterminous United States. Unlike Clear Lake, Boring Lava vents have been inactive for at least 300,000 years.
Allen, 1990, IN: Wood and Kienle, 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: Cambridge University Press, 354p
Southern Cascade Range, south of Portland
Summit Elevation: 6,683 feet
Whether you're looking for a fun day in the snow with the family, or you're a hardcore skier in search of an adrenalin rush, you'll find some of the best tree skiing in the Northwest at Willamette Pass. Check out the spectacular view from the summit overlooking Diamond Peak and Odell Lake.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|