Today is May 18, 2010; and that marks the 30th Anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington. It erupted Sunday, May 18, 1980 at 8:32 AM.
I consider this one of my more favorite places to go. One of the reasons is that there is a lot to do around the mountain. I also really like seeing how it changes over the years. When it blew, it left the landscape destroyed. But each time I go back more has changed.
Here is a picture of Mt. St. Helens before, during, and after the eruption:
These are some comparisons of how it has changed. The photos on the left are taken by my Dad in 1984; the photos on the right are mine from a trip in 2007 of virtually the same thing.
And some other photos I like:
It was also neat when the mountain started erupting again back in 2004 and 2005
Happy Anniversary, Mount St. Helens!