Downed trees and Mount St. Helens from one of the first viewpoints along the road to Windy Ridge.

Driving through a skeleton forest in the blast zone.

Downed trees from the 1980 eruption still litter the slopes and show the direction of the explosion.

A closer look at the remains.

The winding road to Windy Ridge. The road starts in a very lush forest with huge trees that suddenly disappear as you near the volcano.

Mount Adams in the distance (Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier were also visible from certain points).

On the trail.

Above Spirit Lake.

The far end of the lake.

Logs covering Spirit Lake.



Snapped trees.


Half of a mountain.

Mount Saint Helens and the log covered Spirit Lake.


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Mount Rainier, Washington
November 23, 2007
Enjoying a sunny and snowy day on Mount Rainer.
Seattle, Washington
November 16 - 24, 2007
Views from Seattle and the surrounding area.
Vancouver, Canada
March, 2002
We mainly went to Vancouver to play in a hockey tournament but we also spent a day skiing at Whistler mountain.
Whistler-Blackcomb Mountain, Canada
March, 2000
Skiing Whistler mountain, north of Vancouver, Canada.
Mount St. Helens, Washington
June 29, 2016
Spending a day on the Windy Ridge side of Mount St. Helens.
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
November 18 - 20, 2007
Checking out the beaches, rainforests, and waterfalls of Olympic National Park.
Seattle Area
June, 2003
Olympic NP, North Cascades NP, Vancouver.
Whistler-Blackcomb Mountain, Canada
January, 2002
Skiing Whistler mountain, north of Vancouver, Canada.