St. Helens

The Lava Dome near the Tulutson Glacier inside the crater of Mt. St. Helens is seen from the South Rim Tuesday afternoon 40 years and 72 days after the mountains eruption.

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the May of 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. To mark the year, The Reflector contributor Jared Wenzelburger accepted an opportunity to summit the volcano with a group of fellow climbers on Tuesday, July 18. Mount St. Helens is open for climbing most of the year, though a $15 permit is required in the spring, summer and fall months. Learn more at bit.ly/3gssPBo

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Mt. Adams sets the backdrop as hikers rest along the south rim of Mt. St. Helens on July 28.

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Mt. Rainier beacons above Spirit Lake seen from the south rim of Mt. St. Helens on July 28.

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The sun shines above Mt. Adams seen from Monitor Ridge on Mt. St. Helens on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

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