36 years after the deadliest volcanic event happened in the US, we came here – Mount St. Helens. From the calm, peace and the luscious landscape, it was hard to imagine what happened here 36 years ago.
Looking closely, there are hints of its destruction. Trees that were burned but left standing decades ago are still standing today like low quality tooth picks.
At first I thought the lake that sits at the foot hill of Mount St. Helens is polluted. It is in reality filled with dead tree logs blown from the mountain on the day of eruption. All that wood would build hundreds of homes.
Everywhere there was sight of what got blown out from the inside of earth. Little things like this cooled lava rock.
When Mount St. Helens is not mad, it’s actually an exceptionally calm place to be.
This place is a good example of life being resilient. From this height of elevation, colorful flowers have grown right from the blasted rocks.
Even a beautiful water fall formed close to the crater.