On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted spewing ash into the atmosphere and drastically altering the landscape around it. The eruption was so great it completely blew the north side of the volcano off. Much of the debris slid down the mountain into the landscape. Some of the debris slid into Spirit Lake causing a tsunami over 100 feet tall. Today I will show you the aftermath 39 years later.
I flew a TBM on casual and toured the volcano and its surroundings
A beautiful south side of the volcano.
Two sides of the mountain
A view from within
A lahar/volcanic mudflow from the eruption
The full scale of devastation
A lahar travels from the slope
One part horror and one part beauty
Leaving the mountain