Today is the 29th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. I had the opportunity to visit the area this weekend. A fresh snowfall occurred earlier in the week but this weekend gave us wonderful temperatures in the high 80s.
Its a pretty cool mountain which has had a flat top since its eruption.
Here is nearby Mt. Adams:
And a view from within Gifford Pinchot National Forest:
And a pretty little Fairy Slipper Orchid:
And a HUGE Ponderosa Pine tree, one of the largest in the world: