Purpose of this album
I created this album to show the amazing ability of nature to recover, regrow, and even flourish through even the most destructive of events, such as the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption. The land has already started to regrow beautifully, although the destruction is still obvious. My goal of this album is to allow everybody's photo to be seen on the main page instead of just the pictures with the highest scores. Please attach your photos of the Mt. St. Helens area to this album, and I will attach them to their proper category.
Destroyed Landscape in the Mt. St. Helens Area
This section is for all of the land devastated by the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption.
Mount St. Helens devastation area, near the NFD 94 Road approximately 5 miles east of Spirit Lake. This was coming in from Randle, WA - the road goes south over Elk Pass. Taken on Sept. 19, 1984, just two years after the area was proclaimed & made into a National Volcanic Monument. The initial ERUPTION was in May 1980, a laterial BLAST that devastated several thousand acres of land on the northeast side of Mount St. Helens. Photo by Icarreau.
An excellent example of the regrowth of this area in only 23 years, showing nature's amazing ability to restore itself to beauty and life.
The once-destroyed landscape between Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake, showing new plant life and signs of regrowth.
This section is for pictures of Spirit Lake, which was shaped and changed vastly in the 1980 eruption.
Reflection of the sunlight on Spirit Lake.
Mt. Rainier peeking over a serene Spirit Lake.
Pictures of Spirit Lake go here.
Actual pictures of Mount Saint Helens go here. Any minor eruption photo would be great, such as in 2004.
[Mt. St. Helens sending out a plume of smoke in early September of 2007.
Flora and Fauna of Mt. St. Helens
This section is for the new growth and life in the Mt. St. Helens area. Undergrowth, firs, butterflies, chipmunks, bears, etc. found in the Mt. St. Helens area go here.
This was a butterfly that was living in the pumice and thriving on the nectar of the many flowers of the underbrush.