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Two Augusts ago I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. It was definitely worth the trip.
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome closeup by Dawna Morton
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Close up photo of the lava dome in the crater of Mount Saint Helens. steam appears to be venting up through the snow-covered dome towards the cloud covered sky.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
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Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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paintbrush wildflowers, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
paintbrush wildflowers, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

This focal black and white photo, bright paintbrush wildflowers on Johnston’s Ridge bloom surrounded by death and destruction. A clear blue summer sky with one fluffy white cloud in the background seems to represent renewal and hope for the future despite the site’s sad history.
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We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep. Hiking along the ridge top allowed for some stunning views of the local wildflowers against the blue sky.

Dead tree devestation near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Dead tree devastation near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

looking away from Mount  Saint Helens from Johnston’s Ridge an entire forest of trees still lies dead on the ground of the surrounding mountains as a result of the 1980’s volcanic eruption.

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Shards of a tree, Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Shards of a tree, Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton

Like a ghostly apparition, this shattered tree stump at Johnston’s Ridge stands as a reminder of the devastating volcanic eruption of Mount St Helens.The snow covered base of the volcano’s crater is seen in the sunlit background.

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These are just a small portion of my Mt Saint Helens photography. If you would like to see more you can check them out in my Mount Saint Helens galleries at Redbubble, Imagekind or Zazzle.

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Last August I made my first ever trip up to Mount St. Helens with my family. Despite having lived in the region all my life, I had never been before. Along the way, we stopped at Fire Mountain Grill at Hoffstadt Bluffs for lunch. There are some great views of the Toutle River Valley from the back deck, including the desolate areas of ash and destruction which still surround the river.
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
Toutle River Valley, Mount St Helens ash & debris by Dawna Morton
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The summer sun breaks through a cloudy pacific northwest sky, shining on the Toutle River as it meanders through the ash and debris left in Mt. St. Helens’ path of volcanic destruction through the Toutle river valley. Off in the distance the mountains are peaceful below the ominous clouds.
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Once we reached Johnston’s Ridge, there were some breathtaking views of the mountain as well as a nice visitors center with a movie about the eruption and tons of activities for the kids. There is a day use fee for being there though, so If you go up be prepared to fork out some money.

Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome by Dawna Morton
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Swathed in billowing white clouds, the snow cover mount Saint Helens lava dome has an ominous kind of beauty.
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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge by Dawna Morton
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I’m not 100% sure which lake this is, but I think based on looking at maps that it is either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake.

As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, a hiking path climbs towards either Coldwater Lake or Clearwater Lake through mountains still recovering from the volcano’s destruction.

We only hiked up to the top of the first little viewing area and back, but it looks like it would have been fun to make a day of it and hike the whole path if we’d had more time and more energy that day. The paths  were paved  and even stroller  friendly, albeit a bit steep.

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Lake and mountain view near Johnstons Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
Lake and mountain view near Johnston’s Ridge 2 by Dawna Morton
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I think based on looking at maps this shows Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake. As seen from Johnston’s Ridge, near Mount Saint Helens, Coldwater Lake and Clearwater Lake are seen surrounded by mountains still recovering from the Mt St Helens’ volcanic destruction.
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Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
Mount St Helens lava dome 2 by Dawna Morton
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A break in the clouds over the snow-covered mount Saint Helens lava dome bathes the crater in summer sunlight..
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I am still catching up posting all the pictures I took back in May. These were from a morning when I was up making bread before school. The Sunrise sure was pretty that morning. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #13 by Dawna Morton
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The sun shines radiantly golden as it begins to rise over the crest of the mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview Washington. The clouds sweep across the like impressionistic brush strokes as the river flows quietly subdues between the dark silhouettes of the Oregon and Washington shores.


Sunrise Over the Columbia River #14 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #14 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #15 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The sun shines radiantly golden as it begins to rise over the crest of the mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview Washington. A ray of light streams through clouds, sweeping across the sky like impressionistic brush strokes, as the river flows quietly subdues between the dark silhouettes of the Oregon and Washington shores.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #18 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #18 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #19 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #19 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above mountains, including Mt St Helens, beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

A church, a masonic lodge, a farmhouse, and a barn nestle almost hidden amongst the trees while the sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above Mt St Helens and other mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20, v 2 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #20, v 2 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

The sun shines radiantly in the cloud-streaked pale blue morning sky above Mt St Helens and other mountains beyond the banks of the Columbia River near Kelso and Longview, Washington. Lens flare and sun rays streaming through the Oregon forest creates heavenly beauty in this picturesque scene of the Columbia River flowing peacefully between the Oregon and Washington shores near Kelso and Rainier.

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Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by Dawna Morton
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #21 by Dawna Mortonsee it framed

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