Mystery Volcano Photo #11

You know, we haven’t had an MVP in a couple weeks. Let’s remedy that!

Current standings:
volcanista – 1
Elizabeth – 1
Ralph – 1
gijs – 1
Anne – 1
Cam – 1
gg – 1
The Bobs – 1
Boris Behncke – 1
Don Crain – 1

Here’s MVP #11 … good luck!



  1. #1 Traffic Demon
    November 4, 2009


  2. #2 doug
    November 4, 2009

    South Sister, Oregon?

  3. #3 Don Crain
    November 4, 2009

    Mt. Griggs in Alaska.

  4. #4 Ron Schott
    November 4, 2009

    Don’s got it. It’s gotta be Griggs in summer.

  5. #5 Anne Jefferson
    November 4, 2009

    Boo. Too easy if it was gotten that fast.

  6. #6 Kyle Vernon
    November 4, 2009

    I was thinking more along the lines of Lonquimay or some other South American high desert volcano. BTW: Great site, I just found it a couple of weeks ago.

  7. #7 Chance Metz
    November 4, 2009

    It is indeed Mount Giggs. I found the same exact picture myslef.

  8. #8 mjkbk
    November 4, 2009

    I downloaded the photo so I could zoom in and see a bit more detail. Heh heh……the Exif data for the pic clearly describes the image as “An aerial view of Mt. Griggs at the edge of the Valley of 100000 Smokes…..”

    Definitely an “oopsie” there, Dr. Klemetti. 😉

  9. #9 mjkbk
    November 4, 2009

    Oops, I put in one too many zeroes. The Exif description does say “10000”.

  10. #10 Erik Klemetti
    November 4, 2009

    Y’all are getting too smart for me. I actually wondered about metadata on this image when I posted it, pondering if someone could use that to figure out images in general. Apparently so! I have my work cut out for me for the next MVP.

    And yes, it is Mt. Griggs in Alaska, congrats to Don Crain … who now becomes the first to score more than 1 point in the MVP standings!

  11. #11 Don Crain
    November 4, 2009

    For what it’s worth, I was able to identify the volcano without referring to the metadata. 🙂 The thick blanket of beige rhyolite ash on the lower slopes from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta is a dead giveaway.

  12. #12 Michael Pilkins
    December 13, 2010

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  13. #13 Robert Chen
    December 20, 2010

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