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Summer Vacation 2007: Mount St. Helens

Rebirth in the Monument

Seaquest State Park, Washington (August 5-6)


Cloudy at times. Foggy at times. Rain the first night.

  • Drove into Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
  • Examined exhibits at the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center and the Johnston Ridge Observatory
  • Listened to a ranger talk about the regeneration of life in the monument at Coldwater Ridge
  • Built a gargantuan bonfire the last night in camp. We wanted use all of our wood.

The ranger talk that we attended at the visitor center was highly informative. I was amazed at the amount of regeneration that has occurred in the park since the eruption. Also, I found the land surprisingly beautiful in spite of the past destruction.


We never did get to see Mount St. Helens because of the clouds and fog.

This was our last campground of the trip. We all immediately started suffering from camping withdrawal.

Coldwater Lake

View from Johnston Ridge Observatory

Sleepy Girls

Posted by Greg on October 15, 2007 at 8:00AM.

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