Weekly Photo Challenge time! This week we were invited to share our interpretation of a “Treat”: “For many, candies aren’t a favorite indulgence. Maybe you’re a savory food lover, or you’ve gone on a beautiful vacation to treat yourself.
Mt. St. Helens from the position Bear Meadows where a family of three were 10 miles from the volcano and took some of the time-lapse photos of the eruption (seen in the video). They almost didn’t make it down the valley to safety.
The left-over debris of 1000s of trees in Spirit Lake
The blast flattened all trees on slopes facing towards the volcano
Mt. Hood aka The Lonely Mountain
The debris clogged the exit channel for the lake and a huge engineering project had to be completed to keep the lake from flooding the valley below.
That’s a lot of logs and dead trees
One of the paths the lava and pyroclastic flow took
The spur of land in the middle of the photo is the millions of cubic feet that slid down the mountain and into Spirit Lake, raising the lake level 200ft
Great night…cool and slept well for the most part. The bed can be extremely comfortable once you get used to it, and it is just big enough to be comfortable for someone with my 5’5″, 120# frame. 1,307 more words
Mt St Helens is the site of the most famous volcanic eruption in North America. Millions of tons of rock and debris were jettisoned into the atmosphere or ripped down the slopes carving new canyons along the way. 130 more words