Mt. St. Helens

Daily Prompt: Quest

mt-st-helens-collection from Google images

ON May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens was erupted, a volcano located in the state of Washington, United State. It was a major eruption among the 48 states since 1915. The ash drifted over many state, and could be seen as far as Chicago. The evacuation was announced before the eruption. Mr. Harry Truman, the caretaker of a resort lodge refused to be evacuated. He preferred to die with the mountain, so he along with five residents died with the mountain.

I was in Seattle when Mt. St. Helens wad erupted. My quest was to hike Mt. St. Helens and see what it is like after thirty-six years. My family and I went back to visit on September 10, 2016. The mud and debris still filled the river. The bottom of the mountain has some signs of growth. The crater is still very much alive.

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– Photos by Mercy Rossi and Miriam Hurdle

 

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34 thoughts on “Mt. St. Helens

  1. Love this post! Especially the photographs – things like this never cease to astound me. The fact that 36 years ago, that caused one of the biggest eruptions in living memory. It reminds me of when I went to Mount Vesuvius and visited Pompeii! 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photos of Mt St Helens. Looks like it is still standing strong after that volcanic eruption so many years ago. Very scenic, and the sky looks like a wonderful blue. A wonderful day for a hike, and I hope you had a good time. Wonderful family photo at the end 🙂 Hope you weren’t afraid going upwards and afraid of heights 🙂

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