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A wide angle panorama from the Castle Lake viewpoint, Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument. On a less humid day this would be a stunning viewpoint. The day I was there - not so much. (Apologies to Herbert Morrison for twisting his phrase. This is certainly not the worst thing I've ever witnessed, but I cou...
Loess is a wind-blown sediment that is predominantly in the clay size range. It makes for very fertile soils and there's a significant portion of western Kansas that has a fairly thick mantling of it. During the Dust Bowl Era this was the Dust.