Mount St Helens Lava Flow Damage

Of course this is old news if you lived in the northwest for the past 20 years but I just recently had the opportunity to see the damage that the lava flow from the 1980 Mount St Helens volcano eruption caused up close and it was disturbing to say the least. Stepping back and realizing that this is nature at work does help frame the disaster in a less disheartening perspective but I definitely found seeing it in person to be a little overwhelming at first.