Mount St. Helens
By Rowe Findley
Photographs by Jim Richardson
Herds of elk now flow past stands of alder 20 years after eruptions ravaged 230 square miles [596 square kilometers] of the Pacific Northwest.
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Read an excerpt of the classic St. Helens article, and hear a photographers recollections.