Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mt. St Helens. 7.20.16

At Mt. St. Helens.  7.20.16

Panarama view at Mt. St. Helens lookout station.  7.20.16

We drove up to Mt. St Helens last week.  The volcano can be seen from many places in area, but terrain or trees obscure the view from my house.  Beautiful place to visit.  According to Wikipedia, Native American names for the mountain include Lawetlat'la to the indigenous Cowlitz people, and Loowit to the Klickitat. The volcano formed within the past 40,000 years, and the pre-1980 summit cone began rising about 2,200 years ago, growing when Romans were building their empire. Interesting, considering I think of mountains as millions of years old. So much, in such a relatively short time.


  1. Great view, you must be living in high altitude?

  2. Battle Ground elevation is given as only 295 feet but very close to the Cascade Mountain range, so there is a lot of variation even up close.