Mount St. Helens
A brief coverage of the disaster
In 2008, a volcano erupted in Skamania county, Washington. This county is home to just a little bit less people than Belton, Missouri, which has almost 24,000 people. This volcano was named Mount St. Helens a and was commonly used as a hiking range. But in 2008, when the "mountain" errupted, the entire north face of it blew off and ash flew out of the top. The ash covered most of the small county, but some areas were spared.
After People were sure the mountain was done erupting, rescue teams and news reporters rushed to Washington to help and report on the situation. Not many deaths were recorded but there were a lot of injured people. Most news crews talked about the mountain from a distance, fearing that the mountain may erupt again. But some reporters were brave enough to get a closer look.
A brief history of Skamania county
Attractions inside or near Skamania county
Goose Lake, in the U.S. state of Washington, is located within theGifford Pinchot National Forest. Travel to Goose Lake is by dirt road, along Forest Road 60, also called the Carson Guler Road, typically free of snow by late June. Fed by several streams, Goose Lake was dammed by a lava flow from Big Lava Bed, directly to the south. The lake is 58 acres in size and includes a boat launch and campground with 18 primitive campsites. Popular for fishing in summer and early fall, Goose Lake contains brook,brown, and coastal cutthroat trout.
The mountain is the site of a popular hiking trail that begins on the north side of Route 14 at milepost 53. The 6-mile (9.7 km) trail winds through heavy forest to meadows and the site of a former fire lookout. After climbing steeply for about the first half mile (0.8 km), the trail splits into two forks that meet again at the summit. The lookout was built in 1931 and reconstructed in 1952 to watch for fires across the river in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest. Outmoded by surveillance from roads and airplanes, the fire lookout was dismantled in 1967.
Big spring creek falls
Big Spring Creek Falls is a three-tiered waterfall along Big Spring Creek, originating high on Mount Adams, with a total height of 49 ft (15 m). Its main drop is 25 ft (8 m) feet. It cascades down among a dark forest, surrounded by mosses and ferns. The falls are located within eyesight of Forest Route 23, and is a popular stop for travelers passing by, heading to the Midway High Lakes Area and Takhlakh Lake from Trout Lake or the Lewis River. The falls is managed by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.