Mount St Helens

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 Mount St Helens on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Seattle and Portland. 

St Helens Up CloseSt Helens Up CloseThe beauty of Mount St Helens after the blast.

 

Different scenery from Mount Rainier, yet equally amazing! This Volcano Crater sure looks different with snow on it!

St Helens Devastation (1 of 1)St Helens Devastation (1 of 1)Hisilicon K3

You can see the affects of the devastating eruption in 1980, the 46m tall Douglas trees that once were, now remain like snapped tooth picks.

St Helens Blast St Helens Blast The affect of the 1980 eruption on the Douglas trees in Mount St Helens.

A total of around 595 Km of forest was burned. There is life now starting to live here and I was lucky to capture it very early at sunrise!

St Helens CaterpilarSt Helens CaterpilarLife at Mount St Helens after the devastating blast in 1980.

It is nice to see life starting here, like this beautiful orange dotted caterpillar on a beautiful tiny flower, in this bare landscape.

It was unreal experiencing the sunset overlooking the Mt St Helens Volcano Crater!

Mount St HelensMount St HelensMount St Helens in a dramatic setting.

The sunrise was equally amazing! The sunset or sunrise didn't shine on Mount St Helens like I wished for, but nature still blessed me  in other ways.


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