Mount Bachelor, Oregon

August 24, 2016

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Photographer: Jason Brownlee
Summary Authors: Jason Brownlee; Jim Foster

The photo above shows Mount Bachelor (9,068 ft or 2,764 m) in the Cascade Mountain Range of west- central Oregon. A pond choked with water lilies accents the foreground. Mount Bachelor, a stratovolcano, formed some 10,000 - 15,000 years ago atop a volcanic shield. Standing 2,665 ft (812 m) above the surrounding landscape, it's high enough to retain snow on its northern flanks through mid-summer in most years. In 1958, a ski resort was opened to take advantage of its snowy slopes. Photo taken on July 15, 2016.