Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mount St. Helens

This is the view on the front porch of our Bed and Breakfast the morning we were going to visit Mount St. Helens. We made some very nice friends at the B&B who were from England.

After visiting and being obsessed with Mount Rainier the day before, I didn't think much about Mount St. Helens Volcano. But it was incredible in a different way.

We went to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and it was sooo interesting. For example, did you know that Mount St. Helens was the deadliest and most destructive volcano in the history of the United States? And I will probably see it erupt again in my lifetime. Crazy!

Unlike lava volcanos, Mount St. Helens is an explosive volcano. It now has a mile wide crater along its side that we could very easily see from the observation/ memorial we visited.

Its really hard to tell in the pictures, but these trees were so cool/crazy! Mom loved these trees!
Mount St. Helens was so so interesting. I will never forget the extreme wind and cold temperatures and how much the altitude affected me while I was there. It was such a unique experience and I loved getting to see it!

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