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Ring of Fire - Volcanoes of Homer, Alaska

Glacier VolcanoDouglass 7000 feet

Historically inactive but some recent signs of activity are present.

Augustine 4025 feet Island volcano.

Debris avalanches occur, indicating repeated collapse of the growing central dome. Special Hazard – potential to create tsunamis. During the most recent eruptions in `1964, 1976 and 1986, the biggest effect was ash falls.

Illiamna 10016 feet

Having four peaks Part of the Aleutian range. 10 glaciers radiate from its summit. NO recent activity.

Redoubt 10197 feet

Part of the Aleutian range. Heavily covered by glaciers. Most recent activity was 1966-68, 1989-90. The 1989 eruptions caused air traffic delays through South Central Alaska

Find out more about the current activity of Redoubt.

When you are looking from your cabin, Augustine will be most visible. Augustine has the usual triangular look off a volcano like you have built for a science project. It is hard to miss.

Volcano and trees at sunsetDouglass is a little farther out from Augustine and to the left. It is white and is often mistaken clouds on the water. Up close Douglass is beautiful because it is covered with glaciers, which gives it the white misty look.

Illiamna stands out against the summer sunset. In order to see Illiamna, walk to the hot tub and look to your right. At times it looks like an average mountain at others times it looks like enormous volcano. Some one once asked me if it was Mount McKinley!!

On your way to Soldotna, you will see Illiamna’s twin, Redoubt. They sit side by side, but Redoubt cannot be seen from our property.

An easy way to remember the names of these volcanos is that they spell D-AIR; for Douglass, Augustine, Illiamna, and Redoubt.