Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Taking a Mt. St. Helens Roadtrip 30 Years After the Volcano Erupted

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...

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