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Barry Johnston and Trixie Anders’ first glimpse of the eruption of Mount St. Helens at 8:33 a.m. on May 18, 1980. The two had stopped for breakfast in Toutle before driving up to their usual vantage point at Spud Mountain, a decision that saved their lives. Their friend Jim Fitzgerald, who had camped on the mountain, died in the blast.

Courtesy of Barry Johnston