Before reaching the farthest lookout we could get to (without doing an actual mountain climb!) we stopped to take some pretty nature pictures on a trail.
After a minute of trying to find a four leaf clover, we headed up to one of the next lookouts to snap a few pictures. Pictures do not do Helens justice. It is massively big, beautiful and snowy!
We dove a bit longer and stopped to take a look around a few more lookouts. Then we finally made it in to the "blast zone." From our apartment you see the font side of Helens but from today's angle you see exactly where the blast happened. It pretty much took away the whole back half of the volcano.
We were really close and it was beautiful! Again, pictures do not do anything justice. We were so close and Helens was so big! After a few more pictures we headed back down to stop at a Bigfoot shop we'd seen earlier.
We picked up a few funny shirts for gifts and were on our way home! A nice day trip for anyone living in the Pacific NW!