Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 10: 2012

 A family day in the mountains. Around past Mt. Ranier and then over to Mt. St. Helen's. Even Flat Stanley joined the tour.

Mount St. Helens from the blast side.
The edge of the blast zone where some trees were left standing but completely stripped bare.
Spirit Lake where the waves went up so high they pulled all the trees down into the water and there they stay looking like a white beach.

A couple of miners had a permit to be in the area. They were two of 57 who were killed by the mud/steam cloud that moved at over 300 mph.

I didn't get pictures but there was even snow when we went across Mt. Ranier.
The blast happened one month before my daughter was born. I remember them tracing ash to Phoenix. Strange to think we are here now. The devastation is hard to imagine and it's interesting how it has come back over 32 years.