28 years ago today, Mount St. Helens blew its top. I was a senior at Northwest Christian College (soon to be Northwest Christian University) in Eugene, and was just weeks away from graduating. The ash didn't travel down our way, but we heard about the explosion. A few weeks later I went up to Portland and experienced first hand the white stuff lying all over the ground. Later in the summer I drove further up into Washington to visit a friend in Kelso. There I could see banks of ash and mud everywhere. Quite a sight -- sure was something to remember.
Note the picture of the eruption and the mountain today.