Sunday, October 03, 2004

Mt St Helens go boom?

Mt. St. Helens has started erupting again, and I am on the wrong continent to follow it, but the forestry service has a webcam at the Johnson Ridge Observatory that let's you see the latest pictures from the volcano.

I went to the Johnson Ridge Observatory with Kate's class a couple of years ago. It is one of those places that gives you a sense of the power of the volcano. One of the rangers pointed out a discolored piece of rock on a hillside about 8 miles from the volcano. He said that the discoloration was actually a large piece of the top of Mt St Helens which was blasted all the way over there during the 1980 eruption.

Johnson Ridge is definitely a great place to visit -- but not today.

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