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The Field Trip Continues at Last! Fun Times at Coldwater Lake

I know, I know, I’ve been an absolute space cadet these last few weeks. Rather odd combo of sewing projects, Apple product releases, and a touch o’ depression, y’see. My brain’s been a bit on the quiet side. It’s really hard to jolt the bugger into useful work when all it wants to do is figure out the next phase of extreme bag mayhem. I apologize for the lack of adequate content around here, and also in advance for all of the eyeballs I’m going to damage the next time I see you in person. I’ll post pictures when the bag is done so that you may be forewarned. Bring sunglasses.

Anyway. Never mind all that. There’s finally a new stop in our Mount St. Helens field trip! We’ve made it to Coldwater Lake, and it’s lovely. Go enjoy a very young body of water, born on May 18th, 1980.

Look, I’ll even give you a preview of it from Coldwater Ridge:

Mount St. Helens and Coldwater Lake from the Coldwater Ridge Visitor's Center. There's a mighty fine delta, if you know where to look. Hooray for hydrogeology!

Mount St. Helens and Coldwater Lake from the Coldwater Ridge Visitor’s Center. There’s a mighty fine delta, if you know where to look. Hooray for hydrogeology!

How yummy is that?

Comments

  1. rq says

    That foothill? small mountain extension? in the middle ground appears to be slipping into the lake, bit-by-bit… I love this photo, because of the visibly dynamic geology in it.

    • rq says

      Also, thank you for that installment of your virtual tour. I really appreciate the time and information you put into these reviews, because I’m unlikely to be travelling on that side of the world anytime soon, and it’s great to have the opportunity to ‘look around’ with great photos and awesomely informative descriptions. (At least when I do go, I’ll already know everything!)