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- The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument from the Johnston Ridge Observatory, Oct 21, 2010 by Gavin Farrell
The Johnston Ridge Observatory sits on a bluff just 5-1/2 miles from the crater at an elevation of 4,314'/1,327m and offers grand views of Mount St. Helens and much of the 1980 blast zone. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the lava dome, crater, pumice plain and the landslide deposit.
Johnston Creek has carved steep canyon walls, but where mineral water seeps out of these walls the seepage and mineral deposit builds up the surface. The mineral deposits are paler than the underlying Basalt rock, an example of which is in the bottom left of this image. In this Fall picture the water is starting to fre...