Thirty years ago, yesterday, May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted in one of the biggest volcanic explosions in recorded history.
Thirty years later you can drive to within a few miles of Mt. St. Helens' crater, looking right into it from the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
The Roadtrip to the Johnston Ridge Observatory is on a new highway that is a feat of engineering, taking you deep into the blast zone.
Watch the video below for a very good idea of what a Roadtrip to Mt. St. Helens is like...