Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mt. St. Helens

This is Spiril Lake before the May 18 eruption

We went to Mt. St. Helens on September 10, 2008, to work on my Forestry Merit Badge. On May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens erupted, blowing away 1,300 feet of the summit. The eruption killed 57 people. Ten million trees were flattened in seconds. After almost 30 years the mountain is still recovering, however the first trees planted after the eruption are ready to be harvested.

The Toutle River above the Sediment Dam

Reforested areas of the mountain and the crater

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