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Marker with Mount St. Helens Below the Clouds in the Distance image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, May 17, 2015
Marker with Mount St. Helens Below the Clouds in the Distance
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — More Than He Bargained For — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Gary Rosenquist wanted eruption pictures. On May 17, 1980, he and friends Joel and Linda Harvey, their 10-year-old son Jo-Jo, and William Dilley drove down from Tacoma. They camped here, at Bear Meadow, 11 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens. . . . — Map (db m84463) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — The Earth’s Monumental Power — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
This landscape is a monument to the Earth’s power. The incredible story began on March 20, 1980, when magma began rising into Mount St. Helens. The volcano’s summit diverted the magma sideways, shoving the northern slope outward at a rate of . . . — Map (db m84949) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Gifford Pinchot National Forest — Working with Nature to Rebuild an Ecosystem — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
On May 18, 1980, the eastern edge of the searing lateral blast rolled up and over ridges to your right. It tore through the Clearwater Valley, lifting just behind where you stand. The blast left a gray patchwork of fallen and standing dead . . . — Map (db m84911) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Skamania — Beacon RockLewis and Clark - The Biddle Family
Beacon Rock was first described and named by Captains Lewis and Clark October 31, 1805, enroute to the Pacific Ocean. Henry J. Biddle purchased Beacon Rock in 1915 to preserve it for posterity and completed the trail in 1918. His son Spencer . . . — Map (db m58810) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Stevenson — Lewis and Clark Trail
October 30, 1805 William Clark recorded in his journal that on this date, “A wet disagreeable evening, the only wood we could get to burn on this “little island” on which we have encamped is the newly discovered ash which . . . — Map (db m91486) HM
Washington (Skamania County), Stevenson — The Bridge of the GodsCrossing Water and Time
The rocks project into the river in many places and have the appearance of having fallen from the high hills… This part of the river resembles a pond partly drained leaving many stumps bare both in & out of the water… We can plainly hear the . . . — Map (db m112268) HM

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