Part four of my trip to the West Coast! :)
On this day, my aunt and uncle and their family, and my family went to a canyon where Mt. St. Helen's lava had flown through.
We got there, used some horrid smelling outhouses (isn't that normal? Ha, these were bad :P), and started out on the trail. Eating the huckleberries that we met. ;)
Pretty soon we came to this awesome swinging bridge! :D We had to wait a while for the other people crossing... some rather scared. :P Then we crossed. I went back out to take some pictures...
It's a pretty skinny bridge.
And yes, it is definitly a swinging bridge, especially when people run across it, if you can imagine. :P :D
Leaving the bridge we continued our "hike", and then went off the path at this spot for a bit. With this giant rock. Why didn't I climb that, anyhow? Sometimes when I'm trying to take pictures, I forget to live. :P
Little waterfall. :)
On we continued! We stopped to get some pictures in front of this big, fragmenting rock.
Pretty high. Someone had died here the other day, which helped my mom not worry about us when we went near the edge. Right? :P
But isn't that pretty? :)
This is such a cool river, flowing in between these gray rocks.. are they lava rocks, maybe?
See the cool blue color? I wonder what made it like that...
After we finished our walk through the place, we drove down the road to another place where lava had flown.
This gray path filled with rocks is the lava path. And that's a road bridge going over it, over there. Or maybe that's pretty obvious? :P
Beautiful Mt. St. Helens in the background of it's destruction!
It was hazy, so my pictures weren't the best. It was clearer earlier, I think. At least I got pictures this close, though! :)
We just walked around for a while. I found some pumice, and it's just sitting down on my bookshelf now. :P But it floats, which is cool. :) And now I can say I have rock from a Mt. St. Helens lava path! ;D
As we were walking back, someone came across this bird. It just sat there as we looked at it. Then we saw it's chicks! :)
Little fuzz balls! :)
Then we went home. On the way we saw a herd of wild elk in a field. :D I tried to take a picture, but they were too far away and my camera doesn't zoom very far. :\
If you missed my last West Coast trip, my mountain hike, then be sure to check it out! It's really long, with a lot of pictures. :)
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