Mt. St. Helens

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Mt. St. Helens

Postby General Woundwort » Fri May 22, 2020 7:12 am

Monday the 18th was the 40th anniversary of the largest volcanic eruption in the lower 48 states in roughly 500 years (also at St. Helens). As a small child, this was a formative event for me and sparked my interest in natural events and processes. It was a dream come true to finally visit the mountain a few years ago, and to stand near the shores of Spirit Lake. I planned on returning this year, but COVID-SARS-2 ended that dream. No matter; the mountain will be there when it's safe to visit.
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The shattered north face.
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Heavy equipment were toys, tossed about
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The south side where the huge mudflow emerged.

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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby BogDog » Fri May 22, 2020 9:09 am

I still remember the purple evening skies in the San Francisco bay area for at least a year.

Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/s ... from-above

Ever notice the final story in "Fantasia 2000" appears to be based on the Mt. Saint Helens disaster and gradual recovery? Even the volcano cone in the movie has a slight resemblance to it at the end. Beautifully animated, the 'Firebird Suite' soundtrack is clear as a bell, and they even follow the "going green again" theme: https://vimeo.com/366525790
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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby MadMax359 » Fri May 22, 2020 11:25 am

i still have a little vial of the ash :twisted:
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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby Mynock » Sat May 23, 2020 7:51 pm

The bulldozer with the tree growing through it is cool. :) I've seen other pics and vids like that too, cars, pickup trucks, dozers, even whole 18 wheelers that look like Godzilla picked them up and used them for a chew toy. Really gives you a perspective of the forces involved.
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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby BogDog » Sun May 24, 2020 9:40 am

Mynock wrote:The bulldozer with the tree growing through it is cool. :) I've seen other pics and vids like that too, cars, pickup trucks, dozers, even whole 18 wheelers that look like Godzilla picked them up and used them for a chew toy. Really gives you a perspective of the forces involved.



I've seen plenty of trees growing in cars too. Not that unique it would seem.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Tree+gr ... 36&bih=742


And then there's;

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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby DJlurker » Sun May 24, 2020 8:48 pm

I wonder how many people have tried to play that piano... :lol:

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Re: Mt. St. Helens

Postby BogDog » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:19 am

DJlurker wrote:I wonder how many people have tried to play that piano... :lol:



None. They have yet to find a guy who can tune a tree. :P
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