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Originally published July 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm Updated July 6, 2015 at 10:52 am Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest’s most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work. Rocks and …
The Seattle Times · 15 minutes ago
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• What: Crater Glacier View Climb. • When: Select dates between July 26 and Sept. 12. • Where: The hike begins and ends at Windy Ridge Viewpoint, traveling to and from the Mount St. Helens crater rim. • How …
The Columbian · ByEric Florip · 11 hours ago
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MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) — Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest's most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work. Rocks and boulders sloughed off the crater walls, kicking up plumes of dust as they clattered …
San Francisco Gate · 1 day ago
The massive eruption of Mt. St. Helens 35 years ago is one of the largest ever seen in North America. LMU volcanologists now report a retrospective analysis of salts leached from the ash deposited by the volcano on …
Phys.org · 6/26/2015
An hour before sunrise, the engines start to turn over in the Lone Fir Resort parking lot. Headlamps slowly pop on as the cars creep out onto the misty road one by one. I had pulled into the lot at dusk the night before.
The Herald of Everett · 6/28/2015
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Mount St. Helens is a bit of a wasteland. It's gray, barren—as alien as anywhere else on Earth. Its flanks are loose piles of decomposed volcanic rock and sandy scree. Climbers are advised to pack masks to protect …
Motherboard · 1 day ago
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That night, it looked as if the Milky Way erupted from Mount St. Helens. I was fortunate enough to see it with my own eyes.
CNN iReport · 6/27/2015
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcano, located in southwestern Washington, used to be a beautiful symmetrical cone about 9,600 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. The eruption, which removed the upper 1,300 feet (396 meters) of the …
Live Science · 3/1/2013
MOUNT ST. HELENS — The crater glacier within Mount St. Helens is a rarity: It’s actually growing, in a climate-change era that has seen countless glaciers melting away to a fraction of their former size. It’s the crater itself that keeps the glacier ...
Yakima Herald · 6/30/2015
May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Here are some of the striking images. VPC This is an aerial view of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens on May 18, 1980. (Photo: f United States Geological Survey via …
USA Today · 5/19/2015

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Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the U…
Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
  • First ascent: 1853
  • Last eruption: Jul 10, 2008
  • Elevation: 8,363 feet (2,549 m)
  • Prominence: 4,605 feet (1,404 m)
  • Mountain range: Cascade Range
  • First ascender: Thomas J. Dryer
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