Mt. St. Helens Day

Thirty nine years ago today, Mt. St. Helens erupted.  I was skiing on Wheeler Peak, New Mexico that day, after a very big snow season. But there is a lot more snow on Wheeler Peak today than there was in 1980.

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The ski area at Flagstaff, Az is still open.  I took this picture from an airplane a couple of hours ago.

A few other Arizona pictures from the last couple of days.

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8 Responses to Mt. St. Helens Day

  1. gregole says:

    Great shots Tony!
    The weather is just fine here in Arizona, even at CO2 at over 400 ppm.

  2. rah says:

    Have you been to the St. Helens area recently Tony? The recovery is amazing from what I have read and the before and after pictures I have seen. Was interesting to learn that Gophers and other borrowing animals were a critical element in the early re-establishment of some flora.

  3. Steven Parker says:

    I remember that day clearly. Heard about it on the radio after church then watched on TV all afternoon. I was living in Salem, OR at the time. I’ve climbed it twice since then, and will summit again this Summer. It’s a breathtaking climb in every sense of the word. :)

  4. Leonard Lane says:

    Hello Tony:
    Wonderful pictures you always take. Thank you so much. I have lived in Tucson, AZ, Ft Collins,CO, and Los Alamos, NM and appreciate seeing some of the places I used to roam.
    By the way, it will be about 86F today and we have had a very cool winter and summer.
    Feb and May have been especially cool.
    Bet you that this will be reported as the warmest year ever!
    Great news about Australia too. I lived in Toowoomba, QLD for a while and there was a wonderful climate there. Warm winters in Brisbane on the coast.

    Thanks for a nice site.

  5. John Emery says:

    I lived in Tacoma when St. Helens exploded. I watched it from my front yard. Looked like a gigantic thunderstorm. Climbed what was left of it in ’92, and there was a tremendous amount of recovery, even then.

    Great photographs!

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