It is very early springtime on Mt. St. Helens

 

Above, there once was a mountain; below, a new one is rising, a jumbled mound of steaming magma. Surrounding it, striped spires of rock shoot 2,000 feet straight up from the bottom of North America's most famous volcano. Download entire issue to view this article: http://www.hcn.org/issues/20.1/download-entire-issue

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