Photo Finish: Mount St. Helens, Part 2

I had intended to focus today’s Photo Finish to Mount Adams, but yesterday I had a chance to go hiking near Mount St. Helens. I spent the day on the Hummocks Trail. The Hummocks are the piles of debris leftover from the collapsed north face of the mountain. The collapse of that side of the mountain uncorked the bottle, allowing the massive explosive eruption in 1980.

So, sit back and let’s a take a brief look at the Hummocks!

The Hummocks Trail at Mount St. Helens winds through the debris field that used to be the mountain’s north face. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State. (15 April 2021; Nathanael Miller)
A dead tree lies still buried by the debris from the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State. (15 April 2021; Nathanael Miller)
A beaver dam blacks up a stream along the Hummocks Trail. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State. (15 April 2021; Nathanael Miller)
Mount St. Helens seen from the Elk Point lookout area on my way home. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State. (15 April 2021; Nathanael Miller)

Stay tuned! Mount Adams is coming!

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