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Bucket list travel updates in the Western United States for the new year, Part 2

Crater Lake's azure blue waters frame Wizard Island at the lake's southwest corner.

Western US travel “musts”, update your bucket list for the new year, Part 2 Over the last two weeks we have offered 12 ultimate travel destinations in California and half a dozen additional western state’s destinations, suggested month by month. Here are the final six suggestions for the western US: August, the Volcano tour: Take [...]

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Mount St. Helens, fiery volcanic monster is part of Sierra/Cascades “ring of fire”

Mt. St. Helens gaping crater looms over Windy Ridge and Spirit Lake.  The catastrophic eruption unleashed almost a cubic mile of rock, earth and gases, raising the level of Spirit Lake 200 feet and leveling forest for up to 20 miles distant.

Mt. St. Helens gaping crater looms over Windy Ridge and Spirit Lake. The catastrophic eruption unleashed almost a cubic mile of rock, earth and gases, raising the level of Spirit Lake 200 feet and leveling forest for up to 20 miles distant. This view of Spirit Lake shows a small isle, all that is left [...]

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