The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is regarded as the deadliest and most destructive volcanic blast in U.S. history. And yet, just thirty-three years later, life has returned to the area in almost equally impressive force, as newly released photographs illustrate. Read more...
When I was five years old, my parents took me to my very first IMAX movie—The Eruption of Mount St. Helens. Twenty years later, it's still one of my most memorable theater-going experiences. The technology has changed a lot since then (digital projection and 3D, among other things), but the magic of seeing a film in giant-screen format remains. Show More Summary
September is one of the best times of year to visit Mount St. Helens thanks to cooler temperatures and clear visibility. It's also the perfect time to help the staff complete a much needed one-mile trail to the nearby Ape Cave, the famous lava tube just south of the active volcano. Show More Summary
Statements like "a cubic mile of rock" take on new meaning when that cubic mile is laid out in plain sight, like God attacked the mountain with a cosmic ice cream scoop.
Are you a dude? Are you free next weekend? And you say you want to be in a music video? You're in luck, man! The band Iska Dhaaf—made up of Benjamin Verdoes (you know him from Mount St. Helens Vietnam Band) and Nathan Quiroga (you know him from Mad Rad, he's also written for The Stranger...)—is shooting a video this weekend and they need dudes. Show More Summary
Geology blogger Dana Hunter is putting together some resources that will allow you to take yourself on a fantastic tour of America's most famous volcano.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to participate in a cooperative effort that has provided hunters access to 250,000 acres of private timberlands near Mount St. Helens in the last six years. As in previous year...
After getting lost and hurting her ankle during a Mount St. Helens hike with her teen daughter, a Texas woman phoned the local emergency services to come and save them. Read more...
At National Geographic, you can read Rowe Findley's 1981 account of surviving the Mount St. Helens eruption — and his deeply moving profiles of many of the people who did not. Includes this seminal quote from 83-year-old Harry R. Truman, who Findley describes as raising "the adjectival use of profanity to a new high": "It's [...]
image credit May 18, 1980 was a day that people living in southern Washington state will never forget - the day that Mount St. Helens literally blew its top. Here's the story. The Presurfer
The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader. May 18, 1980 was a day that people living in southern Washington state will never forget -the day that Mount St. Helens literally blew its top. Show More Summary
There isn’t much more to say about this stunning video — which showcases locations throughout the Pacific Northwest,including Mount St. Helens, Crater Lake, Oregon’s Badlands, and Mount Hood — than is encompassed in the elegant words of the film’s creator, John Eklund: I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like [...]
One-hour special following the fan-favorite family
Cliff Barackman will be speaking in Vancouver, Washington at the Mount St. Helens Institute's Volcano Views and Brews event. The presentation will include what Cliff considers the most compelling reasons why he believes bigfoots are a real species.
The car in this photo was 13 kilometers northeast of Mount St. Helens when that volcano erupted on May 18, 1980. This photo was taken about a month later by researchers from the United States Geological Survey. At the Rosetta Stones blog, Dana Hunter has a really fascinating story — with more eerie photos — [...]
There have been two types of volcanic eruptions for some time now – explosive or effusive. An explosive eruption is marked by a violent and explosive eruption, such as the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980. An effusive eruption is marked...Show More Summary
Okay, okay, so it didn’t melt Santa’s workshop. Don’t worry, kids, he’s safe. But 74,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption on Sumatra Island that was 5,000 times larger than the Mount St. Helens blast in 1980 caused acid to rain on both the north and south poles! As for the supervolcano’s lava, there was enough [...]
It might be the biggest news to hit the Pacific Northwest since Mount St. Helens exploded. Or not. But a lot of American League hitters, and especially those who play for the Seattle Mariners, were probably thrilled with Tuesday's news that Seattle's Safeco Field will be significantly more hitter-friendly in 2013. Show More Summary
John Eklund is a photographer from Portland, Oregon. In this time-lapse video he shares the beautiful Northwest region of the USA. Various locations include Mount Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mount Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon's Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost lake, and Cannon Beach. Vimeo link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to participate in a cooperative effort that has provided hunters access to 250,000 acres of private timberlands near Mount St. Helens in the last five years. As in previous years, the Weyerhaeuser Company is prepared to give hunters holding special elk permits additional motorized [...]Show More Summary