My God...Nothing beautiful today; nothing inspiring... Twenty years ago I paid my first visit to the destruction wrought by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. I stood on a high viewpoint on Windy Ridge after a long drive through downed...Show More Summary
New images of Washington's Mount St. Helens have been recently discovered. Reid Blackburn, a staff photographer for the The Columbian newspaper, took photographs in a flight over the volcano in April 1980. When he got back to the paper's studio his roll was set aside and never developed. Until now. Learn more
Newspaper photographer Reid Blackburn died in the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. This year, reporters at his paper — the Vancouver, Washington, Columbian — discovered a never-before-seen roll of photos he took flying over the volcano about a month before his death.
A new study by the University of Utah revealed that the hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000...
Beneath Yellowstone National Park lurks a vast caldera – a high-pressure volcanic cauldron brimming with enough gas and magma to make Mount St. Helens' 1980-eruption look like a middle school science project by comparison. Now, newly reported findings suggest this megavolcanic reservoir is even bigger than previously believed. Much, much bigger. Read more...
Evidence of an eruption 5,000 times larger than Mount St. Helens was found in the Utah desert, with traces of ash identified as far away as Nebraska.
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 [...]
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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.