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Mount St. Helens Photo Gallery

Pictures of an Active Volcano

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This gallery features pictures of Mount St. Helens taken before, during, and after the 1980 eruption. Many of the photos show the amazing recovery that has taken place in the blast zone and the current conditions. Today you can visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, which lies within Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the state of Washington. There are several different visitor centers that cover different aspects of Mount St. Helens, including natural history, geology, and the eruption.

Here are some historic pictures of Mount St. Helens as well as some of the sights and scenery you'll see if you visit Mount St. Helens today.

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Picture of the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. HelensEruption of Mount St. HelensSatellite View of the Mount St. Helens 1980 Eruption Blast ZoneSatellite View of the Mount St. Helens 1980 Eruption Blast ZoneCurrent Picture of Mount St. Helens Crater and Immediate Blast ZoneCurrent Picture of Mount St. Helens Crater and Immediate Blast ZonePicture of Mount St. Helens Before 1980 EruptionView of Mount St. Helens Across Silver Lake
Mount St Helens After Eruption - View Across Spirit LakeView of Mount St. Helens Across Silver LakeObscurity Lake Before Mount St. Helens 1980 EruptionObscurity Lake Before Mount St. Helens 1980 EruptionObscurity Lake After Mount St. Helens 1980 EruptionObscurity Lake After Mount St. Helens 1980 EruptionAsh-covered Landscape Just After the Eruption Ash-covered Landscape Just After the Eruption
Ash-covered Landscape Five Years After EruptionLandscape Recovery - Five Years LaterMt St Helens Volcano View from Johnston RidgeMt St Helens Volcano View from Johnston RidgeA View of Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake in 1992View of Mount St. Helens and Spirit LakeA view of Mount St. Helens from February 2005.Recent View of Mount St. Helens
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