weather balloon (?)

July 20, 2006 • Pinnacle Ridge Trail • Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon

Coordinates: 45.41505,-121.71102 (click for map)
weather balloon (?) [Pinnacle Ridge Trail, Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon]
Filename: 20060720-141227.jpg 2592x1944 pixels, f4.0 @ 1/80 sec
I assume this was a weather balloon, but I'm not entirely sure. The brown plastic thing (the remains of the balloon?) appears charred, the orange plastic might have been a parachute, and the tag reads: "WARNING: If balloon appears to be inflated, DO NOT TOUCH BALLOON! Balloon may contain a flammable gas. It may EXPLODE if not handled properly. Call your local law enforcement office or fire station for disposal assistance."

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