Sunday, August 28, 2011
Mount St. Helens National Monument
In the picture below, these trees still show the effects the stone-wind had several miles away.
On the drive up windy ridge, we saw the eerie landscape that is slowly returning to a living forest. At this altitude we were able to see Mt. Rainier to the north, Mt. Adams to the east, and Mt. Hood to the south; their snow covered peaks in the blue sky towering above the forests. We circled the mountain on beautiful forest roads with large trees giving you an idea of what it looked like before 1980. We are staying in Cougar, WA for 2 days. We walked to a nearby park this morning where an outdoor church service was taking place and we were happy to join it. God always provides, like the last site in an RV park because someone cancelled right before we arrived. We are enjoying our retirement very much and send our best to all who read this blog. Ida & Ty