This is a close-up photo that I took of Mount Saint Helens located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington State. Steam is seen coming out of the volcano with blue sky in the background. I photographed Mount Saint Helens at the Windy Ridge viewpoint. I remember it being really windy at this viewpoint, so I can understand the name.
When I visited Mount Saint Helens in July of 2005 is when I took this photo. Mount Saint Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The mountain used to look more similar to Mount Rainier until the top was blown off during the eruption. Mount Saint Helens is located in Washington State at about 96 miles south of Seattle.
Look at the gallery below to see some more of my favorite Mount Saint Helens pictures that I have photographed.