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Johnston Ridge, Mt. St. Helens, Washington - July 17, 2004

Our main stop at Mt. St. Helens was the Johnston Ridge Observatory, the ridge directly overlooking the crater from the 1980 eruption.


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Devastation on the back side of Johnston Ridge from the parking lot. [2048x1536]

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There's a short walk up to the top of the ridge. [2048x1536]

Looking back over the ridge, away from the volcano. [2048x1536]

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A trail to try some time. This is the the direction of Spirit Lake. [2048x1536]

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Close up on the lava cone in the main crater. [2048x1536]

Couldn't get close enough to see much of this - something was attracting lots of bugs. [2048x1536]

No idea what this one says. [2048x1536]

The right side of the crater. [2048x1536]

The downed trees behind the ridge. [2048x1536]

Mt. Adams in the distance. [2048x1536]

The river coming out of the crater. [2048x1536]

Spirit Lake. [2048x1536]

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View downstream from the back side of the visitors center. [2048x1536]

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There's a waterfall in the debris by the crater. [2048x1536]

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