Mount St. Helens

November 5th, 2010 by: joshua

I wanted to get up to Mount St. Helens this year since it’s the 30th anniversary of the eruption and I haven’t been up there in at least 15. I thought we had missed our chance, but we had a few beautiful days this week so we made the trip.

The Johnston Ridge Observatory was closed for the season and the place was mostly deserted. The wind blasted us with grit as we peeked over the edge and I could barely hold the camera still enough to get a picture. Ronin enjoyed our stories about the mountain exploding, but hated being out in the wind.

[Coldwater Lake]

[Sliver Lake]

On the way out we stopped at Silver Lake to hunt for giant maple leaves and mushrooms. There were many but mostly not the mushrooms we wanted. I did find one large lobster.

4 Comments on “Mount St. Helens”

  1. Peg Bowden says:

    Too bad the weather was so windy. Did you see any elk? I’ve heard that the elk herds have multiplied since the eruption—lots of bushes and stuff for them to eat. I remember (in 1980) sweeping ash off the car for months after the eruption. Snow on the mountains already, eh? Get set for winter. —Oma Peggy

  2. Larry says:

    I like the dusting of snow. We hiked thru a little ice and snow on the Sandia peak above ABQ yesterday. It is the season… and we have no snow hear :( again.
    Great picture given the conditions.

  3. Chris says:

    Is that a friggin leaf? It is bigger than Ronin. Hey LOOK, is that the little skirt I gave her!?! How cute!
    I am putting together a family birthday book, (not sure yet what form it will take, whether it is a tree, book or what.) Will you please send me all 3 of your birthdates including the year and send your mom’s and dad’s dates as well.
    THANKS! Great photos!

  4. joshua says:

    Chris, yep that’s the skirt you gave her. It’s made for little babies, but It fits her as a miniskirt now that she doesn’t wear diapers anymore.

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