deep evergreen forests and numerous tall jagged cones and this area is home to the Strato-Volcano Peak known today as Mount St. Helens. Originally named “Louwala-Clough,” or “Smoking Mountain,” by the Native American Indians in the region. Many legends were handed down explaining accounts about eruptions the Indians witnessed about Mount St. Helens. According to the lore of these Native American tribes, a huge landslide formed a natural bridge named Tamanawas that spanned the Columbia River. In the center of this arch lived a…
Mount ST. Helens
The eruption of Mount ST. Helens changed people’s lives because it destroyed everything in its path. The volcano erupted at 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980. The eruption caused snow on the mountain to melt and the snow flooded the roads and bridges. The eruption sprayed a thick layer of volcanic ash over a huge area. If you do not know what Mount ST. Helens is, well it is a volcano that erupted in the year 1980. Mount ST. Helens is located in the Cascade mountain ninety-five miles…
Mount St. Helen's is an active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range in Skamania County, Washington and is part of the Ring of Fire centered around the Pacific Ocean. Mount St. Helen's was created when the oceanic Jean de Fuca plate subducted beneath the North American Plate and has a long history of eruptive periods followed lengthy dormancies. Her volcanic activity was marked by thousands of years of lava and pyroclastic flows only to fall silent and then reawaken to begin her destructive cycle…
Star-flowered solomon’s seal
Vanilla leaf - often found in conjunction with Thimbleberry and Salmonberry.
Western trillium - grows in understory of Douglas fir.
Mount Saint Helens Devastates the State of Washington
The 1980 Eruption of Mount Saint Helens was a moment to remember in history. The eruption of Mt St. Helens was devastating. The damage done costed lots of money. The eruption was huge and blew lots of ashes into the air and forest. Many people and animals died. The skies remained dark for days. It is by far the most destructive and violent volcano recorded in North America (Bagley). Mount St. Helens had been dormant for as long as we can…
Mount St. Helens is a volcanic stratovolcano still actively located in the Cascade Range in Western North America in the state of Washington. It was formed by a subduction plate boundary also located on the Juan de Fuca plate. The Cascade range is one of the most famous mountain ranges, and has one of the most active volcanos located in Western North America. Other areas or famous landmarks surrounding Mount St. Helens are the South Fork Toutle River, North Fork Toutle River, Castel lake,…
Mount St. Helens
By Kyle Lockhead
Volcanoes destroy and volcanoes create. The catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980 was devastating. It shows the destructive power of a volcano. Yet, over a time span longer than human memory. Volcanoes have played a key role in forming and modifying the planet we live on. More than 80 percent of the Earth's surface is from a volcano and the eruption from Mt St. Helens is big part in the environment but the mountain of Mt St. Helens will never…
Volcanoes exist all around the world. They are the weakest spot on the Earth’s crust where hot lava comes to the surface. Volcanic eruption results from magma.The summit of magma sometimes they rise to the vent instead of the crater. Volcanos can also be by plate boundary. When lava comes to the surface ras rises to the crater.
Mount St Helens is located in the U.S. in Washington. Mount St Helens is on the southwest of Washington. Mount St Helens is a dormant volcano. In its spectacular…
The 1980’s Eruption of Mount St. Helens
“Nature is so powerful and we don’t have any control over that” said Lesa Oestreich when asked about what something she’ll always remember from the 1980’s eruption of Mount St. Helens. On May 18, 1980 57 people lost their lives because Mount St. Helens after lying dormant for 123 years erupted. Although there had been fair warning some people decided to stay in areas already told to be dangerous and therefore lost their lives.
Since the eruption in 1980, the area around Mount St. Helens has rebounded in ways that were somewhat unexpected, with recovery coming not only from the surrounding area, but from within the barren expanse that remained after the eruption. While not the first eruption overall, this eruption was the first to occur on the U.S mainland in a time when modern scientific monitoring could track the events associated with it. Smaller earthquakes in March of 1980 eventually led to the…