Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 14, 2015.....A year to the day we traveled Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens - Erupted May 18, 1980

Photo courtesy of The Oregon Herald

Photo courtesy of National Geographic Archives

Mt. St. Helens is over 8,000 feet high and a mountain in the Cascade Range.
Mt. St. Helens is a National Volcanic Monument.
Mt. St. Helens was not on our list of places to go, but, we drove right, the car turned left and we went down the 'Mt. St. Helens Road' and took the drive.....

It was an eerie drive in a way....
There were not too many tourists at the three Visitor Centers.  It had been 34 years since Mt. St. Helens had erupted.  Each Visitor Center explained each area that the volcano eruption had affected.

We saw reforeststration.
We saw the remnants of the lava flow.
We saw Mt. St. Helens after it had blown off its top.

Mt. St. Helens - Before Eruption.       (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

A picture I had taken and zoomed - September 14, 2014

We were glad to have visited this place.
We were glad to leave this place.
It felt sacred and somber.....
It felt like we were playing a dangerous game.....knowing it was still an active volcano.

If you are interested in Mt. St. Helens, google 'Mt. St. Helens National Geographic Archives'

Next stop - Oregon

Journey Mercies......