Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mt. St. Helens

Every summer my husband and I take advantage of the fact that we are both teachers with a flexible summer schedule and visit some part of our beautiful planet.  For the last several years, we have been working our way through the National Parks.  My goal is to visit every park in the contiguous states at least.  There are a couple of remote parks in Alaska I know I won't get to :(

In June we toured the Pacific Northwest, including Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks.  We also visited Mt. St. Helen's National Monument (run by the Forest Service, not the Park Service).

It was a spectacular day!  Cool and bright.  There was also an iridescent cloud above the mountain - just to make it even better!!

Flying home, I took a snap of the mountain from above, I could see the blown out spot really well.

It was incredible to see the mountain and the residual destruction up close.  I teach about it in class, but to experience it for myself is inspiring.  Plus it will make my instruction even better!

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