|Wildflowers on Johnston Ridge Trail at Mt. St. Helens|
There were also a great deal of a blue flowered plant which is in the foreground of the image, but I do not know what it is. I also saw a lot of lupines and a few penstemons.
This whole ridge was in the blast zone from the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and it is interesting to see the vegetation return. In addition to this vegetation, there were humingbirds way up there, busy feeding on the penstemons and also a lot of swallows.
This was the second time I have visited here since the eruption, and it is a relatively uncrowded place with good roads and facilities. I would recommend it as a good day trip.