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Jan 16 2014

New at Rosetta Stones: A New Installment of the Cataclysm!

At long last, my darlings, we continue our series on the May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens with a brand new, never-before-published post! We’re still on about trees. In this edition, you will learn what the trees caught in the catastrophic May 18th eruption and my teenaged legs have in common. Enjoy!

Stump of fir tree 8 km north of Mount St. Helens showing splinters tilted away from volcano and abrasion on side toward volcano. Photo by R.B. Waitt, Jr. Skamania County, Washington. 1980. Figure 265, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 1250. Image and caption courtesy USGS.

Stump of fir tree 8 km north of Mount St. Helens showing splinters tilted away from volcano and abrasion on side toward volcano. Photo by R.B. Waitt, Jr. Skamania County, Washington. 1980. Figure 265, U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper 1250. Image and caption courtesy USGS.

 

2 comments

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    rq

    Stubble? (A guess before reading.)

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      rq

      I see the reality was a lot more cringe-worthy than my pathetic attempt at humour. I don’t suppose a volcano can be trained to purposefully re-direct that sandblasting power into something that actually needs it…. No? No. Hm. Alright.

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