St Helens

Posted by aiddy on Tue 13 October 2009

St Helens Moonscape

Mount St. Helens erupted almost 30 years ago, with a 2.9km 3 debris avalanche, a large portion of which ended up filling the North Fork Toutle River.

Tree with St Helens moonscape

Given that everything else was buried under several feet of ice, snow, rock and ash, I’m not sure how this tree ended up on the ridge by the Johnston Ridge Observatory , but it made for a pretty pic.


Unfortunately, the summit and post-eruption lava dome were hidden in some cloud, through which some sunlight occasionally peaked.
At least this time there was some sun.

Visitor Center

But a great family day out all the same. Thanks Fay for organizing & Steve for the tip.

Note: This post was updated on 2020-10-01 19:36:29 to update broken links

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