A pair of views from my drive up to Mt St Helens a few weekends ago. I took this one from one of the many viewpoints along the highway to the mountain. Looking up the valley, you could see the wide riverbed below, washed out from the explosion. The 'thin' looking river that winds through the bed is a normal size river, but looks smaller due to the washed out banks. In the greenspace to the north of the river you could see elk grazing if you looked through the provided scopes at the viewpoint.