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
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)