Plume rising

The plume rose quickly, then was scattered by the wind. 25 July 2006.

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Dean

Dean - Jul 27, 2006 5:12 am - Voted 10/10

Sweet shots

Great series of pics. Looks like your leg is back or at least close to it. Congrat's

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 27, 2006 5:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet shots

Thanks Dean! Yeah, I didn't suffer too much from the injury - only an occasional twinge of pain when putting too much weight on the knee when it was bent too far for that much weight. Fantastic climb!

Baarb

Baarb - Jul 27, 2006 5:01 pm - Voted 10/10

*oaths of jealousy*

That's the best looking thing I've seen in a long time, including my recently aquired US visa. If it wasn't for the White Mountains I'd seriously be wondering what I was doing on your east coast. Glad they opened it up again, but for how long?

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 28, 2006 2:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: *oaths of jealousy*

Good question. That's one reason I was so excited about doing it when I did - no telling when they'll be closing it down again. Sorry you're stuck on the east coast - the "real" mountains are out west! -Bob

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Sep 11, 2006 2:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: thanks

Have you been up there yet after the mountain was reopened? It's a great experience - I highly recommend it! :-) Thanks - Bob

tuntun

tuntun - Jan 21, 2007 5:40 am - Voted 10/10

Great

it is a great photo.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jan 22, 2007 6:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

Thanks!

Marija Jokanovic

Marija Jokanovic - Aug 11, 2007 8:53 am - Voted 10/10

Great ..

photo!

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 24, 2007 3:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great ..

Hi Marija, sorry I missed your comment for over four months! Thanks! -Bob

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 24, 2007 3:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

Mount Saint Helens is an amazing volcano, and this is an amazing shot.
-Mark

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 24, 2007 3:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Mark, have you had a chance to climb up to the rim? You're so right - it's a truly amazing place. Thanks! -Bob

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 24, 2007 9:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice shot!

I haven't had a chance to climb up the mountain yet. Do you think that I would be able to?
Thanks,
Mark

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Dec 25, 2007 2:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Well, I'm guessing that you'd be able to do it, but I obviously can't guarantee it. :-)

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Oct 5, 2009 6:34 pm - Voted 10/10

WoW...

What a beautiful picture. Smoke comming out of a volcano is one beautiful and breath taking vista. Thanks for sharing some of that beauty with us.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Oct 6, 2009 11:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: WoW...

It was an awesome sight. But actually it's not smoke. It is instead more like dust or ash. The brand new rock that was just formed by molten material being cooled has just been thrust from the earth in a tall column. When the column reaches high enough above the cone below, it is not strong enough to continue to hold together, so it collapses onto the top of the cone. The cone itself is extremely unstable, so it occasionally sends loose material plunging down its sides. You can see one of those rockfalls occuring in the photo. The plume is caused by the dust generated from that action. We watched it repeatedly, and each rockfall event sounded close and dangerous, as though the slopes below us were crumbling and collapsing. It was an awesome spectacle, watching the formation of a mountain right before our eyes. :-)

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