To play WoGE, post the location of the above place in the comments - latitude and longitude or a description. To win, post the location first! If you win, it passes to you. If you can comment about the geology, that would be great! I'm invoking the Schott Rule: wait one hour for every time you've won WoGE.I've never won one of these things before - I used to try a lot, but finally stopped after realizing that even in an hour I usually wasn't even coming close. WoGE #149 looked very familiar to me, so I GoogleEarthed it quickly (I think that if you can Google something, then surely you can GoogleEarth a place - a new verb!), and then posted the answer as fast as possible, only stopping to look up a couple place names in my handy-dandy Oregon Atlas. And I checked out TerraServer, also [now MSR Maps].
Yes, it was the Three Sisters near Sisters, Oregon. For certain former Oregonian readers of mine, please click here to see the Three Sisters as seen from Google Earth! And please read the comments, Tuff Cookie of Magma Cum Laude gave a spectacular description of the geology of the Three Sisters, far surpassing mine!
Posted at 6:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time, (GMT -7 I think because of summer time) October 24, 2008.
UPDATE 04Apr2017: These are the Whipple Mountains, with Savahia Peak nearly centered. I've added this update so the blog will find this post when using the search "whipple" and "savahia." I've gotten tired of not being able to find the post easily.