Mount St. Helens, still steaming, holds the world's newest glacier
SEATTLE Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier continues to grow while most others around the world are shrinking.
Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest’s most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work.
Rocks and boulders sloughed off the crater walls, kicking up plumes of dust as they clattered down the near-vertical slopes. Steam rose from the twin magma domes formed after Mount St. Helens’ cataclysmic eruption in 1980 and the quieter outburst that started in 2004.
But Yurkewycz, operations director for the nonprofit Mount St. Helens Institute, was focused less on the volcano’s fiery past than its icy present. Few people realize, he said, that the hollowed-out crater where lava was flowing just a few years ago now holds the world’s youngest glacier..
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Be sure and read the comment he starts off by saying: quote:
"Mt. St. Helen continues to be a finger in the eye of political correctness."
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