There has been little activity over the last few months at Mount St Helens (MSH). The growth of the lavadome apparently ceased in January
, seismic activity has quietened down to minimal levels and for the last few weeks the view of MSH from the Volcanocam cameras
at the Johnson Ridge Observatory has been non-existent
due to the massive snow drifts in front of the cameras.
So it was with a little surprise to see the images on the classic Volcanocam
this afternoon showing that some unexpected help has arrived to make things interesting...
Update: Reports from The Columbian
indicate that access to Johnston Ridge is currently only by US Forest Service snow cat - so it's beginning to look like it may be an inside job. Views on the classic Volcanocam
this morning show the snow appears to be gaining the upper hand on the little guy...