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Mt St Helens Arch

This is a natural arch near Coldwater Peak in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The arch is quite unique with the Boundary Trail passing though the arch. It is located west of Spirit Lake near St Helens Lake and can actually be seen from the Johnson Ridge Visitors Center. The arch was there before the mountain blew but it was obscured with timber. Once the timber was blown away the arch was "discovered" and the new Boundary Trail was constructed to pass through it. A nice hike, about 5 miles from the Johnson Ridge Visitors Center. The mountain in the photo is Mt Adams.
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Sunrise over Mt Adams
Trail leading to Arch
Trail leading to Arch
St Helens Lake
St Helens Lake
Arch
Arch
From Above
From Above
St Helens Lake
St Helens Lake
Looking SW
Looking SW
Elk
Elk
Map
Map
From Johnson Ridge 1000mm Lens
From Johnson Ridge 1000mm Lens
From the Johnson Ridge Visitor Center
From the Johnson Ridge Visitor Center