Mount St. Helens

Seen from north

I was recently offered a flight by my friend Cliff who lives close to Portland, OR.  I chose to fly over Mount St. Helens, 50 miles (80 km) north of Portland, in Washington state. I've only seen it from the ground and that was more than 20 years ago. The mountain is the most (in)famous in the Cascade range because of its catastrophic eruptions and massive landslide in March 1980.

There's a lighter grey area in the pictures of lake Spirit. It consists of trees knocked over by the blast more than 40 years ago.

Mount St Helens is also known as Lawetlat'la to the indigenous Cowlitz people, and Loowit or Louwala-Clough to the Klickitat. Read more ...

Wikipedia used for fact checking.
Photographs made with Sony A7R III modified by Monochrome Imaging Services.

Thank you Cliff for takning me on this amazing flight!