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« on: April 08, 2007, 01:50:42 PM »







a few pics of our trip last week to mt st helens in washington state.  it was a beautiful clear day and i forgot the sun screen.  i was well done by the time we were finished hiking.  there was still to much snow to get up to the closest observation point.  nature is awesome!  we all got a laugh at the story of spirit lake.  the scientists thought the lake would take generations to begin to heal, but it was repopulating with stuff within a couple of years.  so much for scientific knowledge.



last pic is oldest at one of the waterfalls along the scenic highway in the columbia river gorge.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 02:18:03 PM »

some really nice scenera, that glacier, or is it just glacier valley that's left, and that flooded area, oh dear...so nice!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 04:16:09 PM »

that's where the top of the mountain blew off in 1980.

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/

there was a little steam coming out of it that day, but i don't know if you can see it in that picture.  it is a beautiful place and such an example of both the power of nature and the ability of a place to recover after such an event.

the last of the 3 pics is where the mud and trees washed down the river bed.  it cause quite a bit of destruction and flooding.

i found a couple of other pics that might give a better idea.







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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 05:46:54 PM »

Great Pics. looks like you had a great time.
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Here is an article you will like about Spirit lake.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/mountsthelens/lake10.shtml

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 11:42:52 PM »

Kathy, some really nice pictures of the mountain.  I have watched several documentaries on Mount Saint Helens.  I remember the year that the mountain top blew off.  It was one of such devastation to the area.  We, in reality, do not ourselves really live that far from this mountain.

The mountain top blew off about a month after the death of my mother.  Best of the beautiful day, good health.  Cindi

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 01:59:43 AM »

Really beautiful. I have seem your album about Pompeii too. Really interesting. Are you following a Vulcano route along the world? Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 11:16:35 AM »

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no, but that's not a bad idea! 

i went to italy because it was a trip that came up for my husband all of a sudden, and i had never been.  my sister lives in england and i was going there anyway, so i did both.  i loved italy and i'd like to go back and spend some more time.  to much to see and not enough time!  smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007, 11:06:50 PM »

aren't allot of the city's built on the one debree flows?
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007, 12:34:48 AM »

are you talking about washington, or italy?  washington, no.  there are some homes and other things inside the old blast area, but not many.  they have kept it clear and made most of it a national park.  in italy, the entire city of Naples and it's surroundings, is built on and under the volcano.  if it were to go again, 10's of 1000's would probably die if there were no warning.  there is no place to run except into the sea.
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