What an amazing place. The enormity of the eruption that created
this scene really cannot be suitably represented in photos. I was lucky
to get this shot because the weather turned quickly and the cloud deck
lowered to completely wipe out the view (complete with snow flurries).
Kind of cool being there almost 33 years to the day after the eruption (May 18, 1980).
Plus, I was the only visitor up on the Johnston Ridge Observatory on the day I visited.
More info on Mount St. Helens: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens
Here is this Photoshop conversion to B&W:
Click on the image below for more images from my journey to the PNW: