Evidence of blast so long ago

Mount Saint Helens

Many dead trees from the blast are still visible on this ridge across from the Johnston Ridge Observatory after 29 years.

Taken on August 22, 2009


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oldandslow - Sep 14, 2009 11:59 pm - Voted 10/10


Interesting to see how little this particular area has recovered. About 2 years after the eruption my wife and I hiked to Norway Pass on the east end of Spirit Lake. The most notable thing to me was the fat ground squirrels--There were no trees for the predators to perch in.


silversummit - Sep 15, 2009 7:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Devastation

I agree. There were areas of regrowth but the Pumice Plain was still so barren.

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