|West side of Mount St. Helens, looking up the South Fork|
Toutle River valley March 25, 1980. By WAstateDNR
|May 18, 1980 eruption. Photo by WAstateDNR.|
Students who lived in the surrounding dorms had to go outside to get to our dining hall in order to eat. I was fortunate in that my dorm was attached to the dining hall. Sudents coming into our dining hall from other dorms had to wear layers of clothing to protect against the ash. Some students dressed up like Star Wars storm troopers and even Darth Vader, complete with light sabers!
|Surface of the debris flow in North Fork Toutle River valley, |
looking southeast toward the volcano. May 24, 1980.
Photo by WAstateDNR.
Unfortunately, that was one of the only times in my life that I had no film for my camera and no way to get any as the student store, the only store within walking distance, was closed. However, I did scoop up some ash in a plastic cup. I still have that container of ash after all these years.
|Mt. St. Helens from Johnston Ridge.|
August 1997. Photo by Michelle Goodrum
|From the Northwest, August 1997. Photo by Michelle Goodrum.|