Boca Cave

Posted by 1943mike on Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:54 pm

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I've climbed the Triangulation Peak Trail in the Oregon central Cascades several times. On at least three of those hikes I took a use trail off the main trail to Boca Cave. It presents one with an interesting view of Mount Jefferson from within the walls of the cave.

My first trip to the cave was in 2017 just about a month before some devastating wildfires here in the northwest - one of which affected this area. My second trip to the cave was in 2018 and the view from the cave was starkly different.

The image I'm posting today is from the pre-fire environment. However, I'm linking two larger images - one of this posted, smallish image taken in 2017, and the other of an image I took in 2018 from nearly the same spot in the cave. Just so you can notice the difference.

In both cases I used my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens. In both cases I was at 12mm and f/4.5. In the 2017 shot I was at 1/1000 sec., In the 2018 at 1/500 sec.



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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:57 pm
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Both images are interesting, but I always prefer areas without the traces of fire. Around here, some areas are hit with fire after fire, despite controlled burns to reduce the danger of a catastrophic fire. It’s pretty sad to see the devastation left behind, knowing that the forests will not recover in my lifetime. Purple Locust grows back in these areas and the thorns make it almost impossible to walk through. The pines, spruce, etc. will take many years to grow back.

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:19 pm
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A great view, beautifully framed looking out of the cave, Mike!

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by John Labrenz on Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:32 pm
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Perfect framing.
Thx for the post fire links...very interesting...sad, but that is nature's way...

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:29 am
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Beautiful framing from the cave-so lush and green. So sad to see the results of the fire.
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by Mary Brun on Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:38 pm
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A really unique image with the cave walls framing an incredibly generous panorama.
I too prefer the image before the fire and unfortunately I take note of the fact that it will take a long time
to completely and originally regrow the environment ...
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:32 pm
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Very cool, I haven't seen this view of Mt. Jefferson before.

by Scott Fairbairn on Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:01 am
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I love the framing. It's the kind of image that should be on a wall or used for advertising the park as it gives a strong impression of the location. I like the pre-fire image better. Waterton National Park in Canada got hit a couple of years ago with a devastating fire. It's one of my favourite places but I decided to wait before returning...not that travel is possible right now anyway.

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