MOUNT DRUM (ELEVATION 12,002 FEET) SEEN FROM COPPER CENTER LOOKING EAST. THE 500 MM LENS SHOWS THE DORMANT VOLCANO RISING ABOVE THE WHITE SPRUCE FOREST THAT IS TYPICAL OF MANY LOCATIONS IN THE AREA. THE PIPELINE RIGHT-OF-WAY IS ABOUT TWO MILES WEST OF THIS CAMERA LOCATION. MILE 685, NEAR THE ALASKA PIPELINE ROUTE, 08/1974
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Today is Vesuvius Day. In 79 A.D Mt.Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is the only active volcano currently on European mainland and if erupted, could cause incredible damage to those living nearby.