Mount St. Helens HEADLINES
The yawning crater of Mount St. Helens is obscured by clouds on an early May day as monument scientist Peter Frenzen leads a group along the Hummocks Trail through the jumbled landscape of the North Fork Toutle River’s upper watershed.
40,000 years ago: Mount St. Helens erupted onto the scene, the youngest of the five steep-sloped volcanoes in the Cascade range.
Several new exhibits await visitors to the Johnston Ridge Observatory, which opened for the 2010 tourist season Sunday.
He hunted and fished at Mount St. Helens when he was a kid and logged its forest as a young man. But now Bob Janisch of Castle Rock isn't happy with the way the national monument is managed.
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The Mount St. Helens landscape that still bears the scars 30 years after the 1980 eruption remains a popular outdoors playground.
Thirty years after the eruption of Mount St. Helens leveled a forest and rained volcanic ash for miles around, the devastated mountain remains an important center for volcano research and science.
My friend Pam and I had talked about going to Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake ever since the mountain rumbled back to life in early March 1980. Earlier in her life she had spent a few years in Centralia and Chehalis and had gotten to know the surrounding area, including, Spirit Lake and Goat Rock.
With a few cosmetic tweaks, Mount St. Helens provided the right devastation to serve as a backdrop for scenes in John Hillcoat’s film “The Road.” Production crews spent a day in July 2008 filming on the east side.
MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT - Hundreds of tourists, foresters and government dignitaries reflected with humility and awe Wednesday on the 25th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, a blast that devastated the landscape, killed 57 people and turned day to night across Eastern Washington.
MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT - The four bodies were found inside the family's car, their lungs filled with ash.
They careened down winding mountain roads at breakneck speed ahead of a deadly volcanic surge. They cowered in hunting shacks as lightning-laced ash clouds blackened the midmorning sky.
After Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, the mountain of rubble left at the foot of the mountain looked like another disaster waiting to happen.
On really busy days at Mount St. Helens, Mark Smith can't help but feel a pang of disappointment as he watches cars zip by his Eco Park Resort on Highway 504.
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