National Geographic : 1918 Feb
Photograph byJ.W. Shipley ENJOYING A FLAPJACK FEAST IN CAMP AT TIIE BASE OF MT. KATMAI Flapjacks were a treat to the members of the expedition, for during their stay in the Valley ofTen Thousand Smokes griddle and frying pan cookery was impossible, owing to the absence of wood. Here coltonwood trees were plentiful,but itwas aghostly forest, asallvegetation was killed by the shower of ashes which fell when Mt. Katmai exploded and erupted six years ago.