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... which scientists knew to be common, and the east side of the mountain was expanding at 5' and hour. But the scientists didn't understand that it would explode sideways. They knew that the pressure was building, but they expected it to go up!! Maybe you all remember seeing some ash eventually making it's way across the country in 3 days and across the globe in 15!
That day the mountain changed from 9,677' to 8,363' afterwards.
... of displays and history about the mountain. It also has a wonderful view of the crater. We watched a movie there about the eruption, and at the end, the screen and the curtain behind it rose up, and there we were looking out Mount St. Helen's - very impressive.
A Ranger was giving a talk about the survivors who were in the Park when the eruption happened. This ...
... we were jolted out of our wonderfully tranquil ride but “pop-whoosh” and Dennis had a flat tire! Ann rode on ahead while Dave stayed to “help” Dennis change the tire. Before the tire was changed Ann texted us to warn of a steep downhill ahead with a sharp turn and then steep uphill. Even so, we were startled when we were hit by a gusty headwind as we rounded that turn and headed uphill – it was ...
... ago, but yet I am still seeing its affect...bare back mountain once covered with green pine trees.
One hour later, I am now at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Visitor Center. It is eerie quiet. Thoughts start to run through my mind...what if the erruption happens again...? No way that I can run fast enough to escape its pyroclastic flow. I ...
... and had our lunch.
Our next stops were a series of waterfalls along Historic Columbia River Highway, aka Route 30, an Oregon Scenic Byway. Somehow we missed the first one. We think it was before we got off on 30. We did find Horsetail Falls and stopped to look and get cooled off from the shade and the coolness of the water. We skipped Oneonto Falls as it was over a mile hike to get there. We soon came to Multnomah Falls which is the ...
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