Mount St. Helens

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From Portland we crossed the Columbia River into Washington and went north to Silver Lake.  We parked at Silver Cove RV Resort near the town of Castle Rock, WA.  Our primary objective for this location was to visit Mount St. Helens.

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El Malpais National Monument

This 375,000 acre parkland is about 20 miles south of Grants, New Mexico.  It is an area of lava flows, lava tubes and caves and cinder cones.  This area was formed from volcanic eruptions and lava flows that occurred only about 115,000 years ago.

Here is one of the large sink holes that was formed from when a portion of a lava tube collapsed.

Sink hole

And a portion of the trail in El Malpais.

El Malpais