Day 1 - Mount Saint Helens
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2007-07-10 Mount Saint Helens

Mount Saint Helens was our first venture off of Interstate 5. Gregg had an idea about going to the "back side" of the area, but that would have taken an extra day -- he gave up on that idea before we even left Seattle.

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Me by this neat bridge -- at the edge of the blast zone (May 18, 1980)
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Picture taken by a motorcyclist.
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Documentation
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At "Coldwater Ridge"
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Hand-held self-portrait at Coldwater Ridge.
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At the top of "Johnston Ridge".
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This is where geologist David Johnston was standing when he said on the radio,
 "Vancouver. Vancouver. This is it!"
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Coldwater Ridge.
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Coldwater Ridge -- this lovely observation site is being closed
 at the end of the 2007 season for lack of funding.
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Getting "squished pennies" from the souvenir machine.
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Getting "squished pennies" from the souvenir machine.
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Getting "squished pennies" from the souvenir machine.  We planned to collect
them from every tourist stop and make a gift for Jack & Karl.
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At Johnston Ridge.
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The new camera doesn't have a "wireless remote"... so we get a cord.
Or we could figure out the self-timer.
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Please don't stare at my compression stockings.
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Just in case you had not yet seen the whole thing.
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Indian Paint Brush


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