Mount Redoubt lies in the Chigmit Mountains (part of the Aleutian Range) along the western shore of the Cook Inlet, an arm of the Gulf of Alaska, in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. The volcano rears about 10,200 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Aleutian Range. It is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Alaska. It has erupted five times since 1900! Its most recent major activity occurred in March 2009, when the peak erupted a number of times and billowed ash over nine miles high! During the eruptions, which lasted for several months, reports found ash clouds reaching as high as 65,000 feet above sea level. The 2009 eruptions of Mount Redoubt represented the most seismic activity occurring on the mountain in twenty years. It's a pretty amazing sight too!
If you look at the map below, we are about 11 miles north east of Soldotna, and we can actually see Mount Redoubt!
Mount Redoubt is not the only volcano in this area, there's also Mount Spurr which erupted in 1992, Mount Iliamma which has intermittent activity and Mount Augustine which last erupted in 2005. You would think that we would be afraid with all these volcanos around us that could explode at any given time! But the truth is, we feel like this is just another amazing sight that we have been truly blessed to experience.