Mt. ReDoubt: (Re)Update - Back to Orange

How quickly things change.

Within minutes of posting my last post, I was informed by my neighbor that the aviation code for Mt. ReDoubt has once again been raised to orange. Our venture to Clam Gulch yesterday afternoon was just a few hours ahead of an increase in localized activity that resulted in a steam and ash plume rising as high as 15,000 feet into the air, and seismic activity of 3.2 - 4 in magnitude.

It seems my photos in the last post were a percursor to the ones displayed here taken by the Alaska Volcano Observatory later in the afternoon.

Stay tuned. Conditions are apt to evolve rapidly.

- photos courtesy of the Alaska Volcano Observatory