Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02838
The prominent lava flow known informally as "The Mitten" was part of a large complex of lava flows erupted from the summit of Mount St. Helens that traveled down the SE flank to the base of the volcano. Stratigraphic evidence dates these flows to the first half of the 16th century.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1980.
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