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... foggy and smoke covered so the view was not fantastic but the number of small boats out fishing was! - It was Sunday after all.
Unfortunately Mount St Helen was also covered in smoke from fires in the Mt Adam's area to the east. We could marvel at the information given at the centre but not at the view! We withdrew to a camp down the valley - Kid Valley and relaxed under the trees. The next day was clear! Easy decision - back up the valley for photo shots!
... of forest. Today a vast gray landscape lies where once the forested slopes of Mount St. Helens and other nearby mountains once stood. The explosion reduced the elevation of the mountain's summit from 9,677 feet to 8,363 feet, replacing it with a one mile-wide horseshoe-shaped crater. There is still evidence of downed trees and stumps; however, some new tree growth and wildflowers are starting to come ...
<ul><li> Here at Castle Rock you can find many objects that represent some of mount Saint Helens because this cute little town is known as the Gateway to Mount St. Helens as it is at the bottom of said mountain. Also it is here that ...
... weather we are having.
On Tuesday, 9/2 is when we visited Mount Rainier National Park. It was about a 90 minute ride east and so well worth the ride. Mount Rainier was established in 1899 as the nations fifth national park. This mountain wonderland is famous for its dense forests, dazzling wildflower meadows and glaciers. The fresh smell of the trees and the intense green of the magnificent trees within this park ...
... exhausted by the end of the night and hit the bed early.
This morning, Friday 8/29, we left for Castle Rock which is inland in Washington state. We are here thru Labor Day weekend and will head down to the Oregon coast. While in Castle Rock, we will visit Mount St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Portland, OR.
I'll be back in touch after Labor Day. Hope everyone has a great long weekend. Love to everyone.,