Sunlight Burning Through Clouds on St Helens

Early morning sunlight shining down on Mount Saint Helens as the morning cloud layer was burning off. Mount Hood can be seen in the colored sky on the left. Taken from the summit of Blastzone Butte (pt. 5000 on South Coldwater Ridge). Cascade Mountains, WA 2-12-17

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Feb 18, 2017 8:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Great ...

I remember what this mountain looked like
pre-1980. Coming up on 40 years since the
eruption ... holy crap, what happened to those
40 years ???

awilsondc

awilsondc - Feb 19, 2017 8:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great ...

It goes fast, doesn't it Larry! It's crazy there are still a lot of climbers who were able to summit pre-eruption. In another 40 years there won't be many left. I wish I could have seen it before the blast, but it's still a beautiful mountain!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 19, 2017 5:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Whoa!

Amazing photograph. I really enjoyed your report from this trip on NWH.

awilsondc

awilsondc - Feb 19, 2017 8:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Whoa!

Thank you very much sir! I love it when mother nature gives you a gift like this. I was just going to get some exercise and look what happened! I never get tired of views like this. It's what keeps me heading back to the mountains over and over and over.... and over again! ;)

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