Mt. St. Helens

Roger Brown's Story

Mt. St. HelensThe morning of May 18, 1980 my sister came into my home excitedly telling me that the mountain was exploding. Well, I didn't want to miss that so I drove to the top of the hill where I could see that she was right. So I went back to the house, grabbed my camera, jumped into my car and sped to the Kelso airport. I quickly got into my Cessna 172 plane with three friends that were standing by and headed for Mt. St. Helens. (Great pictures on this site.) (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Noel and Nancy's Story

Sometime in the late 70's, my wife Nancy and I decided to drive up to Spirit Lake, near the base of Mt. St. Helens. It was a beautiful sunny day. We marveled at the stunning beauty of the landscape. There were young and old trees of many different varieties, lush ferns and wild flowers of all kinds. As we parked our car and walked to the edge of the lake, we saw Mt. St. Helens reflected in the water. It felt like you could almost reach out and touch her. We both felt a sense of eeriness at the stillness of the lake and the grandeur of the old growth forest. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Click here for more information on visiting Mt. St. Helens.


The many faces of

Mt. St. Helens

A native Washingtonian's look at the reawakening of Mount St. Helens


Click above. Quick facts and much more.


Mt. Adams


Washington State Mountain Pass Report
Click above.


More Washington Mountains

Cascade Loop
Mt. Baker - Site 1
Mt Baker - Site 2
Mt. Rainer - Site 1
Mt. Rainer - Site 2
Mt. Olympus