As of Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Mt. Adams is like an old friend to professional photographer Darryl Lloyd, who will present “Time and Change on Mount Adams” Saturday, the next presentation in the Regional History Forum, at the Original Wasco County Courthouse in The Dalles.
The program begins at 1:30 p.m. in the historic building at 410 W. 2nd Place.
Lloyd grew up at its base and started hiking its meadows and ridges at a 6-year-old in the late 1940s. Over a lifetime he as hiked, climbed, guided and photographed almost every nook and cranny on the mountain, from its deep forests to jagged ridges, shrinking glaciers and the summit icecap.
Lloyd is a rare witness to dramatic changes on Mt. Adams and how people have used the area. His presentation will go back in time more than 100 years, when the first photographs were taken and a book was published about the mountain. As a photographer and passionate advocate for the protection of the mountain, Lloyd will share a remarkable collection of photos and stories, including that of Ranger Art Jones, who in the late 1920s backpacked materials including a woodstove to the summit.
He built a lookout cabin which he manned for several years.
The program is third in the 2015 Regional History Forum series that takes place Saturdays during February. There is a TV monitor on the ground floor of the 1859 courthouse to serve those unable to climb the stairs. Coffee and cookies will be served after the program.