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Post by Space Cadet on 6/23/2019, 11:27 am

Still tryin' to get back in the saddle after the west coast adventure. I do love the beauty of the west coast. But visits to Portland, Seattle and L.A. reminded me of all the wonders of big cities. As well as all the reasons I'll never live in one. These two pictures were taken at Pike's Place Market in Seattle, across Elliot Bay. The first one was carefully framed to show the beauty of the place. The second was the actual viewpoint from where I was standin'. More later...


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Post by Seamus on 6/23/2019, 2:18 pm

Haven't been in Pikes Place Market for years. Last time was when my Mom was alive and we went to the Kells restaurant and pub. Run by an Irish family who came and joined us for lunch and the stories of Ireland shot around the table. Loved that place and the warm welcome they gave us there. The Irish abroad we call it.

Pics look fab. Even the construction ones.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/24/2019, 8:04 pm

A few more pix from a Cobaltians travels out west.

A couple of views from the top of the Space Needle. Because when Ya tourist, Ya gotta tourist.
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The Market.
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The line for world famous clam chowder.
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The Menu.
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The Sampler Platter, mostly after we wrecked it.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/24/2019, 8:17 pm

A few views of a mountain with an attitude.
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And finally, just for Seamus, a few views of Astoria from the hilltop.
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Post by otrwashh on 6/25/2019, 6:53 am

Space Cadet wrote:A few views of a mountain with an attitude. . .

I climbed Mt. St Helens a year before it erupted and was supposed to be at
the observation post, Coldwater II, just North of St. Helens on May 18, 1980,
the day it erupted.  At the time, I was working for a state resource management agency.

Dave Johnston, the U. S. Geological Survey volcanologist who was manning the
observation post was killed by the eruption and his body was never found.  

I had talked with Dave at about noon on Friday, May 16th to get
some information about the Coldwater II observation post.
He said he would be getting to Coldwater II on Saturday.
I mentioned that I would be arriving there sometime
late Saturday afternoon or early evening.  

A couple of hours later, I received word from my agency that my stint
at the observation post wouldn't begin until Monday, May 19th.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/25/2019, 5:02 pm

otrwashh wrote:
Space Cadet wrote:A few views of a mountain with an attitude. . .

I climbed Mt. St Helens a year before it erupted and was supposed to be at
the observation post, Coldwater II, just North of St. Helens on May 18, 1980,
the day it erupted.  At the time, I was working for a state resource management agency.

Dave Johnston, the U. S. Geological Survey volcanologist who was manning the
observation post was killed by the eruption and his body was never found.  

I had talked with Dave at about noon on Friday, May 16th to get
some information about the Coldwater II observation post.
He said he would be getting to Coldwater II on Saturday.
I mentioned that I would be arriving there sometime
late Saturday afternoon or early evening.  

A couple of hours later, I received word from my agency that my stint
at the observation post wouldn't begin until Monday, May 19th.

I'm a total science nerd, who wishes he had the time to read everything on every subject. But I read as much as I can, as often as I can and fill in with lots of documentaries. Thankfully, I live in a time when material of this kind is easily available.
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Post by Seamus on 6/25/2019, 5:26 pm

Space loving the pics. If I squint I can see One Eyes Willys Galleon out past the bridge. Goonies never say die.

Wow Stewart what a story. Sad news about Dave Johnston.
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Post by otrwashh on 6/25/2019, 7:13 pm

Postscripts:

In 1983, Coldwater Ridge, on which the Coldwater II observation post was located,
was renamed Johnston Ridge by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names.
(Named for David Alexander Johnston (1949-1980), a volcanologist for the
U.S. Geological Survey who was manning a volcano observation post on the ridge
when the post was destroyed by the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens.)
https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:3:0::NO:3:P3_FID,P3_TITLE:1528455,Johnston%20Ridge

In June, 1984 I went to work for the U S Geological Survey at one of their Lakewood, CO facilities.
I remained with the U.S.G.S. until my retirement in late 2008.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/25/2019, 8:24 pm

I'll probably add one more group of pics to this thread. But I didn't start the thread in order to showcase my little adventure. It would be awesome if other club members would add to the thread with some of their own adventures. Or just showcase adventures they'd like to experience.

Here's an adventure I hope to experience some day. Specifically, the Canadian Rockies leg.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/25/2019, 8:42 pm

otrwashh wrote:Postscripts:

In 1983, Coldwater Ridge, on which the Coldwater II observation post was located,
was renamed Johnston Ridge by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names.
(Named for David Alexander Johnston (1949-1980), a volcanologist for the
U.S. Geological Survey who was manning a volcano observation post on the ridge
when the post was destroyed by the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens.)
https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:3:0::NO:3:P3_FID,P3_TITLE:1528455,Johnston%20Ridge

In June, 1984 I went to work for the U S Geological Survey at one of their Lakewood, CO facilities.
I remained with the U.S.G.S. until my retirement in late 2008.

My family and I spent about four hours on Johnston Ridge and at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It's a great place to begin to get a feel for the power of nature. Seeing a documentary or news report about a natural disaster tends to make people think they understand these events. It's been nearly 40 years since the Mount Saint Helens eruption. And the devastation in that area has only just begun to heal. To be there in that scoured area and begin to understand the scope of the event was for me a very humbling experience.
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/25/2019, 9:04 pm

Seamus wrote:Space loving the pics. If I squint I can see One Eyes Willys Galleon out past the bridge. Goonies never say die.

Wow Stewart what a story. Sad news about Dave Johnston.

Boss, I've got some really nice panoramas from that trip to Astoria. I just can't find any place that'll let me upload images that large. And I forgot to add the pics from the MoPop Museum in Seattle. Got some goodies from the Sci-Fi and Horror movie exhibits.


And speakin' of Astoria and pictures... So we were at Hilltop Park in Astoria. And some sadistic monster... I'm pretty sure it was my wife... decided that I needed to climb the 110 foot tower to get some REALLY GOOD pictures from the top. I'm in excellent shape, for a 60 year old smoker. But that's about 150 steps straight up a spiral staircase. About a quarter of the way up, my legs felt like rubber and I started subconsciously plottin' revenge. Half way up and I was mutterin' profanity. Three quarters of the way up, I had used up all the profanity I know in seven languages and had to start repeatin' myself. Finally at the top, the view was to die for. And I was pretty well convinced, that I had twice durin' the climb.
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Post by artatoldotr on 6/26/2019, 10:00 am

Hi Space Cadet
If you took the pictures with your phone, you could probably send them to yourself by email and reduce the size when you send them.
Then maybe you will be able to upload them.
Best regards
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Post by Space Cadet on 6/26/2019, 4:59 pm

artatoldotr wrote:Hi Space Cadet
If you took the pictures with your phone, you could probably send them to yourself by email  and reduce the size when you send them.
Then maybe you will be able to upload them.
Best regards
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Hi Art, I've actually tried that but I just ran into a size issue from the host. It seems they don't care too much for panoramas. Hopefully I'll be able to find another host which will accept em'. I've also got a few videos that I'd like to link here. But I don't want to convert em' to GIFs if I can avoid it.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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