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.
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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
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
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
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
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