It's interesting how we commonly use a term like "barren landscape" when referring to the St. Helens devastation zone, but not too often in reference to desert peaks. It must have to do with the contrast between this terrain before and after the eruption, or between this and the surrounding lush green world. Nice pix! -Bob
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."