Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake sits just North of America’s most famous active volcano, Mount St. Helens1. The most catastrophic eruption of Mount St Helens was in May of 1980, which killed 57 people. A side effect of this eruption was the largest landslide in recorded history when the north face of the mountain collapsed, knocking 400m off its official height in the process. But I digress, this post is supposed to be about the lake! During the 1980 eruption thousands of trees which had covered the mountainside were ripped up and deposited in Spirit Lake. Today, almost 28 years later,…

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