Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam – Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
This is an image of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. You are looking approximately south-southeast across the North Fork Toutle River Valley.
I remember when this thing went off the first time. Seems to me that at the time the people living there weren’t prepared. Like they didn’t know it was coming until the last minute. Like the Hurricanes latley it is amazing the lead time we get on these things now.