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United States : Alaska

10.4 miles (16.8 km) ENE of Copper Center, Valdez-Cordova, AK, USA
Approx. altitude: 729 m (2391 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo world confnav)
Antipode: 62°S 35°E

Accuracy: 1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: More of Mt Drum. Note the rippled lava flows at the base of the volcano. #3: My pilot and his Cessna172. A tiny plane for such vast country.

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#1: The eastern flank of Mt Drum, near Copper Center, Alaska, from the air.

(visited by Blain Anderson)

30-Aug-2001 -- This confluence is on the eastern flank of Mt. Drum, an active volcano in Wrangel-St. Elias National Park in Alaska, USA. The photographs were taken from an airplane at approximately 1000 feet above the ground.

This flight was part of a mapping and photography project to identify and map the unique ecosystems in Wrangel-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. (Yes, I got paid to do this.)

For more information on the ecosystems of Alaska's National Parks, go to: http://www.nature.nps.gov/im/units/AKRO/products/Products.htm and see the Ecological Subsections reports.

There are active geothermally heated mudpots in the vicinity, though we didn't see them on this flight.


 All pictures
#1: The eastern flank of Mt Drum, near Copper Center, Alaska, from the air.
#2: More of Mt Drum. Note the rippled lava flows at the base of the volcano.
#3: My pilot and his Cessna172. A tiny plane for such vast country.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve.