No landmark defines the central Kenai Peninsula as well as Mount Redoubt. The 10,197-foot active volcano looms on the horizon 50 miles to the west of Kenai. It is the first land in view to receive the rising sun and has inspired countless artists with its image at sunset. We’ve named roads, schools and businesses after the symmetrical rock.
In 1999, ten years after its last eruption, the Peninsula Clarion accompanied a team from the Alaska Volcano Observatory as they checked instruments and took measurements on Redoubt. AVO is the agency that keeps tabs on the many active volcanos around the northern Pacific Rim.
Now, as Redoubt is restless again, the AVO is in the public’s eye once more. This gallery features photos from the 1999 trip, along with photos of the mountain from around the peninsula, and a few from the recent active period.