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  • Day12

    Roadtrip - Day 3 - Mount St Helens

    August 26, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Heute stand Mount St Helens (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens) auf dem Programm. Nach einer eindrucksvollen Anfahrt zum Johnston Ridge Observatory haben wir die Reste des explodierten Berges aus der Nähe betrachten können. Wir können uns nun recht eindrucksvoll vorstellen, welche Kräfte beim Ausbruch 1980 geherrscht haben müssen. Im Observatorium selbst gab es dann noch jede Menge Infos und (leider auch deutsche) Touristen. Die gesamte Gegend um den Berg ist einfach atemberaubend. Danach haben wir unsere Reise in die grobe Richtung Yellowstone (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone-Nationalpark) fortgesetzt und haben unterwegs noch einen coole Blick auf Mount Rainier (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rainier) und wahnsinnig schöne Seen und wilde Flüsse erhaschen können. Angekommen in Yakima (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakima_(Washington)) fallen wir nun todmüde ins Bett und setzen unsere Reise morgen fort. Ziel -> Missoula / Montana, was bedeutet, dass wir morgen den Staat Washington verlassen werden und Idaho komplett durchqueren um dorthin zu kommen. Die Entfernungen hier sind extrem aber das Fahren macht sehr großen Spaß. Großartig ist auch, dass wir vorgestern von der Polizei angehalten wurden, da wir (angeblich) zu schnell gefahren sind, der Officer es aber bei einer Verwarnung beließ. Aber ich schweife ab ...Read more

  • Day9

    Mount St. Helens

    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Der Mount St. Helens ist ein aktiver Vulkan im Süden des US-Bundesstaates Washington mit einer Höhe von 2539 m. Er gehört zur Kaskadenkette, einem vulkanischen Gebirgszug, der sich entlang der Westküste Nordamerikas erstreckt und einen Teil des pazifischen Feuerrings darstellt. Der Mount St. Helens weist wie alle Vulkane des pazifischen Feuerrings eine besonders große Explosionsenergie.

    Der Ausbruch des Mount St. Helens vom 18. Mai 1980 ist der bis heute am besten beobachtete und untersuchte plinianische Ausbruch. Seit 1982 sind der Vulkan und sein durch den Ausbruch verwüstetes und sich langsam regenerierendes Umfeld als Naturschutzgebiet vom Typ eines National Monuments ausgewiesen. Das Gebiet wird vom United States Forest Serviceverwaltet.
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  • Day9

    Coldwater Lake

    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Coldwater Lake ist ein Stausee an der Grenze zwischen Cowlitz County und Skamania County, Washington in den Vereinigten Staaten. Der See entstand 1980 beim Ausbruch des Mount St. Helens, der seinen natürlichen Ausfluss Coldwater Creek mit vulkanischen Trümmern versperrte. Read more

  • Day137

    Sunset at Toutle River RV Resort, WA

    July 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Spectacular sunset tonight....

  • Day13

    Johnson Observatory

    August 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Older kids watched a video about the eruption and then we all explored the mile of paved walkway filled with different views of Mt.St.Helens. A spectacular day to be at the observatory. Everyone was pleasantly surprised. 🌋Read more

  • Day13

    Road to Mt. St. Helen's

    August 16, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    The 52 miles from Castle Rock to the Johnson Observatory were filled with views of Mt.St.Helen's and the valley the eruption impacted. We passed by forests of Douglas Fur and other trees that were replanted after the blast. We had a perfect blue sky day to see the mountain approach.Read more

  • Day159

    Mt St Helens, Washington State

    November 3, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    We were both so excited to see Mt St Helens - I mean it's a volcano that erupted pretty fiercely in very recent years and the top has blown off! What more do you want?! We even spoke to a few people who have lived here all their lives and talk about how sad it is to see the landscape decimated. Unfortunately the weather misbehaved the whole time we were there and we never actually got to see the mountain.. major disappointment, but we did get to see some other really cool stuff to make up for it!
    We drove up first to the main viewing point, but started to get pretty snowy on the roads as we got up higher... Some scary moments and eventually we made it to a road block :( but we decided to do a short walk around the lava hummocks in the snow! You are walking right among huge piles of rock that came straight out of the volcano! Pretty cool. And we got some great views of the valley to see how it's been changed by the lava flow. I can see why people find it sad, but it's also beautiful and fascinating to see how life is slowly returning.
    We also went to visit some older remnants of Mt St Helens' eruptions - the lava caves and canyons. Another even hairier drive through the snow (well done Madeleine again ..!) past the hundreds of hunters out for the first day of the season. First stop was the lava canyons which were carved out a few thousand years ago during an eruption - you can see the lava flow in the cliffs! The snow on the path was pretty deep this time so we didn't do the full walk which had steep drops into canyon! The Ape caves were the next stop and we got a lot more than we bargained for! We took a couple of torches for what we thought would be a short walk into a large cave.. but we ended up scrambling over huge rocks, pulling ourselves up on ropes and staring at snow coming in through skylights! After a few hours of total darkness and seemingly never ending rockfalls to battle, we made it to the cave mouth.. and emerged into Narnia! There had been a dusting snow at the caves which are at a slighter lower altitude, but when we emerged 2 hours later, the whole place was transformed into a silent white forest! It was the most surreal experience to come out after hours into a totally different environment. It's also a one way walk so there's no-one around when you emerge which added to the sense we were in another world! Truly fascinating walk.
    Both exhausted by this point, but we did make it to the lava trees - holes in the earth where the lava had flowed around the trees and solidified. The tree sets on fire then eventually rots away to leave a 2m deep hole in the ground!
    So we didn't get to see the mountain that caused all of this, but seeing the effect she's had on the area around was almost as good!
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  • Day3

    Overnight in Kelso, Wa

    June 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Came up hwy 30 along the Columbia River, crossed the Lewis and Clark bridge at Longview. Big port city...overnight at Brookhollow RV Park. Nice park, clean and quiet! Definitely cooler tonight. RV sites aren't necessarily the bargain they used to be....having beef stroganoff soup for dinner! Yum.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cowlitz County, مقاطعة كوليتز, Каулиц, কাউলিটজ কাউন্টি, Kantono Cowlitz, Condado de Cowlitz, Cowlitz konderria, شهرستان کائولیتز، واشینگتن, Comté de Cowlitz, Cowlitz megye, Contea di Cowlitz, カウリッツ郡, Cowlitz Kūn, Hrabstwo Cowlitz, کوولٹز کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Cowlitz, Округ Каулиц, Коуліц, کاولیٹز کاؤنٹی، واشنگٹن, Quận Cowlitz, Condado han Cowlitz, 考利茨县

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