On Sunday afternoon, Josh and I drove up to Mt. St. Helens to check out Lava Canyon and have a little picnic on top of a big rock. I haven’t seen the mountain up close in years, and when I looked at it, it just didn’t even look real; it was like some kind of CGI creation, a special effect. It never ceases to amaze me how nature can just form giant masses of earth into things like mountains, and how much power this particular mountain has in its depths, even though it looks so normal and docile on the outside. It was such a beautiful area, so green and full of life.