Running Through the Burn
Taken on a long training run outside of Cle Elum. Running through the remains of an old forest fire.
What a Spectacle
Teh turn around point for our long run. Spectacle Lake truly was a spectacle to behold.
The Eruption of Mt St Helens was so disruptive, that the evidence is still all around up by the mountain. I like the view of this flower with the mountain behind it as evidence of life returning.
The view of Mt St Helens from the Johnston Observatory. Named for the scientist that lost his life monitoring the mountain.
The evidence of the distructive past of Mt St Helens. Even 28 years later, the mountain is a wasteland.
The landscape was forever changed by the eruption of Mt St Helens. You can see it in the dead trees and canyons carved out from the mudslides.
The fallen trees are a reminder of the explosive past of Mt St Helens. Not that you need the reminder when you look at what is left of the mountain.
Looking out over the remenants of the Mt St Helens eruption. It is just amazing up there to see the power of nature.
Coldwater Lake was created by the eruption of Mt St Helens. The eruption blocked the outlet with volcanic debris and created this lake.
3 at St Helens
Taken at Coldwater Lake with Mt St Helens peaking up behind.
Got out into the Norht Cascades for an early summmer adventure. Diablo Lake turns a bright blue early in the season from glacial runoff.
Admiring the View
From Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway you have some of the best views. The pass is at 5,477 ft and looks over at Liberty Bell Mountain which is 7,720 ft itself.
JJ & Smiley on Washington Pass