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.... [ Read more...