Mount St. Helens before and after 1980 eruption
Left: Before the eruption of May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens' elevation was 2,950 m (9,677 ft). View from the west, Mount Adams in distance. S. Fork Toutle River is valley in center of photo.
Right: Mount St. Helens soon after the May 18, 1980 eruption, as viewed from Johnston's Ridge.