Friday, May 18, 2012

Mount St. Helens ~ 32 years later.

These photos were taken last Summer and it seemed a fitting post for today.
"32 years ago today at 8:32 am Mount St. Helens blew her top in a climatic fashion spewing ash worldwide with a blast heard as far away as Canada with such force that 200 square miles of forest was flattened. A cubic mile of the volcano's top was gone - equal to 1000 pounds of ash for every man woman and child in the world today!" Mount St. Helens FB page.

The day before the eruption.
Photo from U.S. Geological Survey via AP, May 17, 1980


This is a great video.

The visitor center at Mount St. Helens is wonderful, the view of the crater is amazing and the educational guides, interactive displays and incredible video of that powerful blast will leave you in awe of Mother Nature.
This volcano is still very active and you can see the new dome that is forming in the center of the crater.  The visitor center is roughly 5 1/2 miles from the crater.

Thanks to my friend, Rachel for this pic!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
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