Mount St. Helens and Silver Lake

We have had a wonderful time in Washington! The scenery is amazing and the weather is beautiful.  We have been busy making the most of our time here.

On Monday we headed up to the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

At the Mount St. Helens National Monument

At the Mount St. Helens National Monument

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens

What is left of the trees that were in the blast zone when the volcano erupted in 1980.

What is left of the trees that were in the blast zone when the volcano erupted in 1980.

Taking in the amazing view

Taking in the amazing view

My favorite mode of transportation ;)

My favorite mode of transportation 😉

Looking at these trees was like looking at an optical illusion.

Looking at these trees was like looking at an optical illusion.

On our way home we stopped at this cute little restaurant with a deck overlooking the Toutle River.  The food was great and the scenery was lovely.

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Tuesday we went kayaking in Silver Lake. We had so much fun! Our family has done a lot of canoeing together over the years, but this was the first time we went out kayaking together. The setting for the lake could not have been more picturesque. The view of Mount St. Helens was amazing!

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One of our neighbors here at the rv park gave us some firewood. We had our first s’mores of the trip!  Eating toasted marshmallows and looking out over the lake was a great way to end a great day!

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2 thoughts on “Mount St. Helens and Silver Lake

  1. Renae

    Great pictures Anna! Looks like you’re having a great trip!

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