With no trees in the way, incredible views could be seen from anywhere in the blast area. At one point along the Norway Pass-Mount Margaret trail we could see Rainier, Adams, Hood and Saint Helens all at the same time. Also, during this hike we could see my car from from as far as two miles out. Normally the parking log disappears as soon as we step on the trail and into the forest cover.
After Windy Ridge we drove out of the blast zone and back into the forest. From there we headed north back
to home. Before leaving the Mt. Saint Helens wilderness we found a short trail off the side of
the road. It led to the very secluded and beautiful Iron Creek Falls resulting in a great end
to a wonderful trip.
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July 23, 2000