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11 Reasons You Have to Hike the Mount St Helens Loowit Trail

With a whole entire weekend off and nice weather, why not hike around Mt St Helens?! The Loowit Trail circles Mount St. Helens in 30 miles. Easily powered through in a weekend! It drops into and climbs out of deep gullies eroded by the eruption and debris flows of St. Helens in 1980. The hike is challenging......

How rivers of hot ash and gas move when a supervolcano erupts

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Supervolcanoes capable of unleashing hundreds of times the amount of magma that was expelled during the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980 are found in populated areas around the world, including the western United States. A new study is providing insight into what may happen when one of these colossal entities explodes. read more

Mount St. Helens Has Nothing on Its Little-Known Neighbors

You might not think the middle of Oregon is volcano central, but over the last 5,000 years, it really is. The post Mount St. Helens Has Nothing on Its Little-Known Neighbors appeared first on WIRED.

Photo Gallery: Hiking Mount St. Helens

By Michael Lanza More than three decades after it erupted, Mount St. Helens has become one of the most sought-after summits in the country—for good reason. Hikers on the standard Monitor Ridge route, on the mountain’s south side, begin in … Continue reading ?

The Recovery of Mount St. Helens

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Watch a gray wasteland turn green...in just a few decades.

Biggest landslide in decades -- and no one saw it

Huge Alaskan geological incident the biggest since Mount St. Helens in 1980.        

FOUND: Largest Landslide in North America Since 1980

Tyndall glacier (Photo: NPS/Jacob W. Frank) Back in October, 200 million tons of rock slid down a valley and onto a glacier in an isolated part of eastern Alaska. It was the largest landslide in North America since Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary

No, Mount St. Helens Doesn’t Have New Magma Chambers

Contrary to what you might have read in the media, St. Helens doesn't have "new" magma chambers and it isn't any closer to an eruption. The post No, Mount St. Helens Doesn’t Have New Magma Chambers appeared first on WIRED.

Mount St. Helens Enthroned On Magma Sea

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Ubergizmo

It seems that there is more than meets the eye where Mount St. Helens is concerned, as this famous volcano that made news headlines in 1980 due to an eruption, in addition to a reawakening in the mid-00s, has something interesting going on underneath the mountain. Show More Summary

Is Mount St. Helens Going To Erupt? Scientists Discover Vast Magma Chamber Beneath The Volcano

Many people in the Pacific Northwest watch Mount St. Helens with anticipation, wondering if it will erupt again. Fortunately for those in the area, it seems that scientists may have found a new way to predict if the volcano is nearing eruption. Show More Summary

There Was a Small Earthquake Near Mt. Saint Helens This Afternoon

8 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Times: An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale struck Southwest Washington about 11 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens on Thursday afternoon, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Washington Emergency Management said there were "no reports of being felt." [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Mt. McKinley Is Dead, What Places Are Next?

8 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Mount St. Helens and Mount Rushmore have Native American names, too…

America's Youngest, Fastest-Growing Glacier May Be Short-Lived

Mount St. Helens is a bit of a wasteland. It's gray, barren—as alien as anywhere else on Earth. Its flanks are loose piles of decomposed volcanic rock and sandy scree. Climbers are advised to pack masks to protect against short-lived clouds of volcanic dust that may arise as the result of steam and ash plumes. Show More Summary

Mapping Mount St. Helens magma progresses, 35 years after eruption

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Early data collected in a pioneering effort to map the inner workings of Mount St. Helens have provided promising initial insights, 35 years after a massive eruption by the Washington state volcano killed at least 57 people, scientists said on Monday.

Huge Teeth Marks in Bones May Be Proof of Bigfoot

It’s been 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted in the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. history, but if what a Washington college professor claims is true, the volcano may become famous for something even bigger – the location where definitive proof of the existence of Bigfoot...

Remembering The 35th Anniversary Of The Mount St. Helens Eruption

12 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The disastrous 1980 eruption of Mount St. Heavens was just one chapter in the history of the volcano.

35 years after Mount St. Helens eruption, nature returns

12 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

After the blast destroyed 230 square miles of forest, a new ecosystem emerged - often more vibrant and diverse than before

A Look At Mount St. Helens 35 Years After Its Historic Eruption

12 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This satellite image of Washington’s Mount St. Helens comes courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory, which notes that tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption and subsequent landslide, which killed 57 people. Scientists still keep a close watch on the site from both the air and ground. Read more...

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