Mt. Hood lenticular cloud

Mt. Hood lenticular cloud

Mt. Hood and the other Cascade volcanoes sometimes wear cloud caps such as this. Photo by Dennis Stilwell of
Bob Bolton
on Feb 20, 2002 8:43 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 5175


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mpbro - Feb 20, 2002 9:23 pm - Hasn't voted



Photo of the year! I don't think I've ever seen such a perfect lenticular cloud. And when I see them, I usually only see blue, and shades of grey. It's nice to see some green.

What a photo!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 21, 2002 12:01 am - Hasn't voted


Don't miss that this is not my shot. Dennis Stilwell contacted me some time ago to see if I would be interested in contributing to his website, which I would like to do but haven't done yet. He's not a climber but a VERY avid hiker, so he isn't inclined to join us here. The other day he sent me this one and I asked him if he'd mind me posting it, to which he agreed.

The fun part about this is that I thought I recognized his name when he first e-mailed me. Sure enough he is in my college yearbook! :-)


Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Dec 24, 2005 1:23 pm - Voted 10/10


Everything was said ...just enjoy ...

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Feb 20, 2002 9:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Very cool.

Very cool, Bob. Wonder when this was taken? Too bad I missed the view that day! Super submission.


maulwurf - Feb 22, 2002 6:19 am - Hasn't voted

awesome shot!!

great picture: light, composition and the mountain. even 5 stars for this one....

ben jammin

ben jammin - Feb 27, 2002 10:22 am - Hasn't voted

A well justified Photo of the Week

Well done Dennis and Bob!


kilimanjaro1 - Feb 27, 2002 3:58 pm - Voted 10/10


Totally awesome shot.... how could this get anything but 5 stars???


muajee - Aug 14, 2002 8:16 pm - Hasn't voted




maminlak - Dec 9, 2002 11:52 pm - Hasn't voted


You can see such a nice cloud in IRAN on top of DAMAVAND Mt.


lostman - Jun 3, 2004 4:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Gives me shivers

I'm so happy to see such a perfect lenticular caught on Hood. Last week we got caught in one camped at Twin Rocks. As benign as it looks, the winds completely flattened our 4-season tent over about 6 hours and then broke some poles. We were forced out of our shelter around midnight and descended in a whiteout, despite standing being a struggle. Scariest experience of my life.


BobSmith - Jun 16, 2004 9:33 pm - Voted 10/10


one of my favorite photos on SummitPost! That is one amazing picture.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 1, 2006 6:59 am - Voted 10/10


This is a really amazing cloud formation. Thank you for sharing this picture with us.


Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Aug 2, 2006 2:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

I'll pass on all your comments to Dennis as I doubt he's seen them. Thanks! -Bob

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 2, 2006 3:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Amazing

Oh, right! But thanks for posting! ;-)


Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 12, 2006 4:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cloud Cap

I wish I had Dennis's negatives again. With my new film scanner I could get much better results from them. I'll try to get with him sometime this winter and try again. He had several great photos, but they had too much contrast for the old scanner.


WalksWithBlackflies - Dec 22, 2006 1:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Excellent Photo!

One of the best I've seen on this site.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 23, 2006 4:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent Photo!

Thanks for the vote and the comment. Dennis has some fantastic photos on his website and on his virtual hike CDs. This one is a good example. -Bob

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - May 7, 2007 7:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What if...

When I climbed Rainier a similar cloud was starting to grow as we descended. Some of our party were hidden in the cloud behind me. I don't know what it was like, but I suspect the winds were high and of course it would be white-out conditions. Not fun.

eric b

eric b - Jul 9, 2007 8:58 am - Voted 10/10

More like Mount Hat than Hood

Your friend nailed it with this one!!!!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 10, 2007 9:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: More like Mount Hat than Hood

Dennis does some great work with the camera, and he's out there more than just about anyone I know, so he sees lots of good stuff. Thanks for the comment! -Bob

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