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Old 11-19-2022, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Derek that last picture is breathtaking.
I mean look at all that missing mountain.
Check out this before and after picture. It lost a significant part of its original summit.

https://thehistorybandits.com/2016/0...-carousel-1964


Derek
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Old 11-19-2022, 09:52 PM
 
Location: PNW
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When you drive up to Mt. St. Helens the destruction is still an awesome sight.

The most dangerous volcanoes in the US

#1 Kilauea - Hawaii
#2 Mt. St. Helens - Washington
#3 Mt. Rainier - Washington

#5 Mt. Shasta - Californiia
#6 Mt. Hood - Oregon
#7 Mt Sisters - Oregon

#13 Mt Newberry - Oregon
#14 Mt Baker - Washington
#15 Glacier Peak - Washington

#17 Crater Lake - Oregon

So, basically the Cascade Range and Hawaii and Alaska interspersed...
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Old 11-19-2022, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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When you drive up to Mt. St. Helens the destruction is still an awesome sight.

The most dangerous volcanoes in the US

#1 Kilauea - Hawaii
#2 Mt. St. Helens - Washington
#3 Mt. Rainier - Washington
We were vacationing on the Big Island in 2018 when Kilauea erupted on a very large scale. It destroyed 100s of homes. Here's a shot I took of it off in distance from the Mauna Kea observatory just prior to the major eruption. Afterwards, ash was raining down across the entire island. The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea volcano





Derek

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Old 11-20-2022, 09:09 AM
 
Location: PNW
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I remember that Derek. You have great photos.
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Old 11-20-2022, 11:44 AM
 
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Just report it and let the mod sort it out. Taking content from someone else and presenting as their own is certainly a violation.
Thanks; done.
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Old 11-20-2022, 12:03 PM
 
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Getting back to the original topic of the thread (please):

really, what's Oly like in 2022? It's been about a decade since I've been there. Can I safely walk from downtown to the Capitol grounds at any time of day? Can I safely walk from downtown to the Evergreen campus, as I used to do, any time of day? Where are the safe and unsafe neighborhoods? And how's Shelton now (if I can squeeze this in)?
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Old 11-20-2022, 12:21 PM
 
Location: West coast
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I drive by Olympia a bit.
The rural areas surrounding there are pretty nice.
I never really considered Olympia to be unfriendly politically but I don’t spend time in that city.

There is an area not all that far from me called Port Townsend that I often frequent.
You could say it is very liberal and be accurate.
Politically I’m not exactly what you would call far left and I don’t think I’d have regrets living there (other than I like my place a lot).
It’s a lot more liberal than my area of Clallam County and yet we all seem to coexist in both areas.

I think that some people just tend to make mountains out of mole hills.
Just sayin.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Getting back to the original topic of the thread (please):

really, what's Oly like in 2022? It's been about a decade since I've been there. Can I safely walk from downtown to the Capitol grounds at any time of day? Can I safely walk from downtown to the Evergreen campus, as I used to do, any time of day? Where are the safe and unsafe neighborhoods? And how's Shelton now (if I can squeeze this in)?
I would not describe any place in Olympia as criminally unsafe.... There's no place I wouldn't feel safe going, but there are homeless camps here and there that I would not want to walk through and there is crime around, you do have to keep an eye out. I think a difference in perception is it seems like random crime can happen anywhere, it's not restricted to some 'bad' part of town. It can be at anywhere... even at Home Depot or the grocery store. Not frequently, but often enough.

Evergreen Campus is actually quite a long ways out of town (still)... It has probably been built up with more residential neighborhoods out there since you were here but that walk is at least five miles along rural forested roads. There are walking or bike paths but I doubt they are lit at night.

Shelton is probably improved since you were here. They've had a population and economic boom because while prices climbed in Olympia, you could get more for your money there, while still being only 30 minutes away. I think Shelton is doing well and there are fewer homeless camp problems, as far as I have seen, there than in Olympia.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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Just too much rain there.
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Old 11-20-2022, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Just too much rain there.
Not enough rain lately actually! It's been a pretty dry fall.

I've lived where it doesn't rain.... They don't have our forests. And I love our forests.
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