West Summit Viewpoint

Another view of Mount Hood from the West Summit of Lookout Mountain. In this view, the massive Newton-Clark Glacier dominates most of the east face of the mountain. The spectacular upper icefall of the Eliot Glacier is visible along the right shoulder of the peak, just below the summit.

The dark streak of rock extending from directly below the summit, across the broad Newton-Clark Glacier, had just occurred when this photo was taken in August 2001, and represented one of the largest rock avalanches on Mount Hood in decades. The 6,000 foot-long slide is composed of huge quantities of rock, and the glacier was reported to be littered with house-sized boulders that fell from the summit cliffs.

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 All images ©Tom Kloster 2001