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Rebirth of Mt St Helens – Part 2

Rebirth of Mt St Helens – Part 2

Special mention must of course be made for Spirit Lake, accessible only via the Harmony trail. Buried under avalanche debris and scorched by searing hot gases from the blast cloud, the lake at first was indistinguishable from the surrounding blasted landscape. Initial reports in local newspapers said the lake was “gone”, and it was only later that they determined that the felled forest and mud were simply floating on its surface.

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Earth
The Rebirth of Mt. St. Helens Part 1

The Rebirth of Mt. St. Helens Part 1

The first thing to understand when looking at a reborn Mt. St. Helens, is that the recovery has been a patchwork. Different environments and locations within the mountain have benefited in different ways depending not only on the intensity of the blast at a given location, but also dependent on topography and what the conditions were like before the eruption, as well as what new conditions have evolved as time has progressed.

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Earth