cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

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cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by Chip Down » June 17th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Is this new? I was surprised to see it.
Welded steel, so must have been quite a haul. Which may have been part of the point.

[I'm adding the word crucifix so this will show up in searches, although it's not actually a crucifix.]
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Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by teachpdx » June 18th, 2020, 6:05 am

Maybe they got it up there by driving 4109, removing the boulders at the end of the road, and driving up (as mentioned in your other post).

That's the good, Christian thing to do, after all. :lol:
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Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by justpeachy » June 18th, 2020, 6:56 am

A guy was seen dragging the materials up there and erecting the cross on May 23. Photos in this post in the Portland Hikers Facebook Group. I'm surprised no one has taken the cross down yet.

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Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by pcg » June 18th, 2020, 7:03 am

This symbol has many connotations, of course. One that comes to mind is that it’s a symbol of the colonizers who arrived here a few hundred years ago and proceeded to decimate the native people, eradicate their religion (this mountain was sacred to them, as indicated by the vision quest sites on the south side), and desicrate the land, all in the name of money. How many times was this mountain logged, and then replanted so it can be logged again. The trees planted in rows on the SE slopes look ridiculous.

Regardless of what it represents, in this context it’s litter. Some people think the world is theirs alone to do as they see fit. Respect the land and leave no trace please. The guy who put it there (his photo is on the Internet now) should be fined and billed for cost of removal.

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Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by teachpdx » June 18th, 2020, 2:45 pm

pcg wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 7:03 am
This symbol has many connotations, of course. One that comes to mind is that it’s a symbol of the colonizers who arrived here a few hundred years ago and proceeded to decimate the native people, eradicate their religion (this mountain was sacred to them, as indicated by the vision quest sites on the south side), and desicrate the land, all in the name of money. How many times was this mountain logged, and then replanted so it can be logged again. The trees planted in rows on the SE slopes look ridiculous.

Regardless of what it represents, in this context it’s litter. Some people think the world is theirs alone to do as they see fit. Respect the land and leave no trace please. The guy who put it there (his photo is on the Internet now) should be fined and billed for cost of removal.
Amen!!!

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Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

Post by Chip Down » June 18th, 2020, 4:19 pm

justpeachy wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 6:56 am
A guy was seen dragging the materials up there and erecting the cross on May 23. Photos in this post in the Portland Hikers Facebook Group. I'm surprised no one has taken the cross down yet.
Wish I could view that private page, but alas, I recognize that FaceBook damages our culture, so I don't have an account.

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June 18th, 2020, 7:03 am
The trees planted in rows on the SE slopes look ridiculous.
Thank you! They took the most beautiful non-glaciated mountain visible from Portland, and planted a damn Christmas Tree farm on it! Oh, I just realized that ties in with the cross. :D

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