Having watched the eruption and the amazing recovery of the blast zone over the years, the politically correct presentations leave you with less knowledge than you likely went in with. Otherwise it is a great place to view the blast zone from, and have some shelter from the variable weather you may encounter. If you can, stop at the high bridge a couple miles below and look down in the canyon to see if the elk herd is there! Just don't let the base jumpers give you heart attack like they nearly did to me!
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