Month: December 2012

Gibralter Rock (ca. 1905)
Gibraltar Rock (ca. 1905)

The (ca. 1905) postcard mailed from Ashford, Wash., reads:

“This ledge of rock juts out several feet from summit and you have to be pulled over it by a rope. I did not try this as it is too late in the season.”

Mount Rainier is wild combination of fire and ice. In 1961 a steam vent opened near Gibraltar Rock and a column of pressurized vapor shot 200 feetin the air raining debris on the nearby Cowlitz Glacier. (The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier)

Gibraltar Postcard (side 2)
Gibraltar Postcard (side 2)

Images courtesy of Diane Mettler.

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