Evan Hunter
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Evan Hunter
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Jasper: 

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(Three Sisters) Bend - Oregon: 

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The Three Sisters are three volcanic peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in Oregon, each of which exceeds 10,000 ft (3,048 m) in elevation. They are the third, fourth, and fifth highest peaks in the state of Oregon and are located in the Three Sisters Wilderness,[11] about 15 mi (24 km) southwest from the nearest town of Sisters, Oregon. The three peaks have 15 named glaciers among them, nearly half of all the 35 named glaciers in Oregon. The Sisters were named Faith, Hope, and Charity by early settlers, but “these names have not prevailed”.[2][12]
The Three Sisters are the centerpiece of a region of closely grouped volcanic peaks which form an exception to the typical 40-mile (64 km) to 60-mile (97 km) spacing between volcanoes elsewhere in the Cascades. Nearby peaks include Belknap Crater, Broken Top and Mount Bachelor, with Three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington somewhat to the north.[13] The region was a volcanic center in the Pleistocene epoch, with eruptions from 600,000 - 700,00 to 170,000 years ago, an explosively active complex known as the Tumalo volcanic center. Basaltic lava flows from North sister overlay the newest Tumalo pyroclastic deposits, making the age of North Sister, the oldest of the three, less than 170,000 years.[14]
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Autumn in Oregon: 

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Teardrop Pool (South Sister) - Oregon: 

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Teardrop Pool is the highest body of water in Oregon - at least when it isn’t frozen. The pool forms in a depression in South Sister’s summit icecap during the late summer months when summit snow and ice melt to form the turquoise-blue pocket lake.
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Lewis Glacier (South Sister) - Oregon: 

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Looking over from the false summit on the hike up to the summit of South Sister
South Sister, also known as “Charity,” is the youngest[15] and tallest[1] volcano of the trio. Its eruptive products range from basaltic andesite to rhyolite and rhyodacite.[15][20] It is a stratovolcano overlying an older shield structure, no more than 50,000 years old,[21] which last erupted about 2000 years ago.[9]  The first such episode, termed the Rock Mesa eruptive cycle first spread tephra from flank vents from the south and southwest flanks, followed by a thick rhyolite lava flow. The second cycle, the Devils Hill eruptive cycle, was similar in result, but was caused by the intrusion of a dike of new siliic magma which erupted from about twenty vents on the southeast side, with a smaller line on the north side.[22]
South Sister has an uneroded summit crater about 0.25 mi (0.4 km) in diameter, which holds a small crater lake known as Teardrop Pool, the highest lake in Oregon.[23] South Sister supports two small glaciers, the Lewis and Clark glaciers, near the crater rim.[24] The standard climbing route up the South Ridge of South Sister is a long, steep, non-technical hike that can be easily completed in a day by reasonably fit hikers. Popular starting points are the Green Lakes or Devil’s Lake trailheads.[25]
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Portland - Oregon: 

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Portland, “The City of Roses”, is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It lies about 70 mi (124 km) from the Pacific Coast on the northern border of the state of Oregon, straddling the Willamette (pronounced will-LAM-et) River just south of its confluence with the Columbia River at Vancouver, Washington. About 50 mi (80 km) to the east lies majestic Mount Hood, which forms the perfect backdrop for Portland’s skyline. The city is noted for its scenic beauty, a lively music scene, a large number of microbreweries, and its eco-friendly urban planning policies.