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Aug 7, 2010 - Kayak Coldwater Lake Mt. St. Helens

May 18,1980-The day Mt. St. Helen's erupted with explosive force. The eruption was nature's plan but caught the scientific community off guard. Volcanic eruptions have happened since the planet was formed. We do live upon a molten ball of liquid magma and the relief of stress is very necessary to maintain a balance in the earth's crust. It was unfortunate that 57 people lost their lives in this immense force of nature. After seeing the site it was amazing so few people were involved. The whole north side of the mountain let loose with...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Mt. St. Helens

May 18,1980-The day Mt. St. Helen's erupted with explosive force. The eruption was a nature's plan and has happened since the planet was formed. We do live upon a molten ball of liquid magma and the relief of stress is very necessary to maintain a balance in the earth's crust. It was unfortunate that 57 people lost their lives in this immense force of nature. After seeing the site it was amazing so few people were involved. The whole north side of the mountain let loose with sudden explosive force and leveled everything in its path for many...

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Feb 11, 2009 - Mount St Helens

On May 18 1980 an earthquake triggered a massive eruption which blew the side off Mount St Helens - 57 people died and 230 sq miles of forest destroyed under volcanic rock and ash. We drove up towards the visitor centre and got quite a way without snow chains - and brilliant views of the mountain and valley.

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Jul 22, 2008 - Mount St. Helens

Hi Everyone: See what decent Internet Service can do…..two Updates, back to back, two days in a row. After our mechanical difficulties were resolved, we headed North across the Columbia River into Washington on I-5 about 1/3 of the way to the Canadian Border where we exited with excitement in the area of Mount St. Helens. As you know, in 1980 this dormant Volcano, one of thousands that line the ‘Pacific Rim” erupted. We were here to see and learn all about that eruption as it happened in our country and in our lifetime. We can all read...

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Jul 29, 2007 - Mount St. Helens Sunday

July 29-Got up and drove toward Mount St. Helens. Turns out there are 5 different visitor centers devoted to St. Helens. Only 2 of them are run by the Forest Service, the others are state or privately owned. This is the first Visitor Center we went to, run by Washington state. We drove 30 miles or so to the National Forest Service Johnson Ridge Observatory. We visited the Johnson Ridge Observatory is the closest center to Mount St. Helens. They had a very good presentation on the eruption, which finished with a dramatic opening of the...

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