I was just at Mt. St. Helens on 7/18. I came home to WA for a visit with family and my 30th High school class reunion (which was at the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino). I wanted my kids who are 11 and 9 to see real mountains and an active volcano while we were there. The day we were at St. Helens it was completely shrouded in clouds from Johnston Observatory. As we were walking up the trail right at the observatory my brother turned around and saw the top of the mountain. The kids turned and couldn't see it. They weren't looking up high enough. Then the whole mountain appeared for about 20-30 minutes before it disappeared again. The next day we went to Rainier and they were equally impressed. Georgia is a wonderful state but it can't hold a candle to the Washington wilderness.
Hi Jim. Nice to hear from you. When the mountain appears out of the clouds like that it can be quite thrilling. I am glad you had a good trip. Best regard, Larry,
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Photo taken in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, National Forest Development Road 99, Cougar, WA 98616, USA
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