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    Mount St. Helens: 30 Years Later

    fileMay 18, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state, roughly 50 miles northeast of Portland, Ore. As described in this USA Today article, the 30 years following the blast has been a boon to scientific understanding on how an ecosystem can recover from a devastating act of nature. I first explored the aftermath of the eruption on a day-hiking visit to the monument in 1984 and in recent years have made an annual pilgrimage to the national ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 19, 2010 4:02 PM & Tagged Mt. St. Helens, national monuments and volcanoes | permalink | Comments

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