Sunday, August 24, 2008

vulcanology redux

There is an art and science to touring the Pacific Northwest with any degree of success. We learned this via the school of hard knocks last September during our first attempt to visit Mount Saint Helens. For those of you who refuse to click on my links, all we really saw was a dense wall of fog.

The key take away lesson is that you need to cram all of your sight seeing into the short but splendid summer months. Last year, Emily's brother Matt visited a little late in the season. This year, however, Emily's brother Ken has caught us in the Pacific Northwest prime. In addition, we now take weather reports more seriously since it's generally more convenient to go fog watching from the comfort of my living room. Fortunately, yesterday's weather prediction was nothing but clear skies. As you might expect, the trip was a bit more rewarding.

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