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Monday, July 11, 2011

St Helens July 10,2011

Today we decided to drive to Mt. Saint Helens, about a two and a half hour drive away.  Along the way, we came across these fields of a bit sleepy for awhile.
It is a pretty amazing and interesting  place.  The last eruption of Mt St. Helens was in 1980.  If you click to enlarge, you can see the landscape is still scared by this event.  Over 60 people are listed as dead at the memorial here as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Several families perished while camping and yet there were some amazing survivors  stories.  Mt St Helen lost 1300 feet in height, you can see the top of the mountain is basically missing. In the following pics, you can see the trees were snapped from the lava flow.
Plume coming out of the cone that has grown

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