I remember someone in sitka telling me that a prankster lit some tires on fire inside the caldera back in the 80's as a joke, any idea if thats true?
Haha, that is funny. I haven't heard it, but I will ask my Sitka native friend about it. He would remember.
I saw this mountain from an airplane, and it looked beautiful. I'd love to see some more detailed route information, and trailhead information. How long a hike are we talking about?
Hi hgrapid, I will be adding route info when I get a chance as well as some more photos and a trip report. Check back in a couple of days.
I'd heard the same story as calebEOC about the tires burning in the crater to make it look like the extinct volcano had come back to life.
that is really funny, i will try and confirm it with my Sitka contacts.
I had a chance to talk to a guy from Sitka, he told me the guy who did it was named "Porky Bacall", and he was a legend in Sitka. Apparently it made national news in the late 70's.
Here's a link to a website that describes the April Fools Day prank in 1974.
Awesome link, thanks for posting this!