Saturday, 24 July 2010

Uglyworld #667 - Turtle at Lava Canyon

Back above ground we made our way Northward along one of the state park's trail roads and eventually arrived at Lava Canyon, which was originally formed thousands of years ago when Mount St Helens erupted and left the canyon as a sign of it's brutal force.

As the centuries passed the canyon was covered over by trees, grass etc, but then 20 years ago when Mount St Helens erupted again it once again destroyed the trees in this area and revealed the canyon which had been hiding below all that time.

Turtle was extremely impressed as he was able to see for himself just how violent a force the flow of hot steam and magma was to create such an amazing canyon.

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