I did some more recording in this area Dec. 20-21 2009 so I'll have some more to add to this set soon. Besides the forest, I did some recording on the beach at night (wind, small creek) and huge waves crashing into a rocky headland.
Wwwaaaayyyy killer man. Thank you for sharing this. I am over here in Vancouver WA and have been here all 33+ years of my life. I was four when the mountain put on it's show that morning. As usual on Sunday's, my Dad and I went to the Winchelle's (S) donut shop over here on Grand Ave. and 4th Plain (It is now some "cash-quicky-mart" or something). But we had gone to get our doughnuts and on the way back my Dad had noted to me about looking up toward the mountain because of the lightining going on over in the area above it and assumed the mountain had gone off. I don't remember him asking me that necessarily - I was only four but it was how he recalled things that morning. But, I DO remember standing on the porch that afternoon and early evening, and looking to the NE as the plumes of ash and all went up into the atmosphere - totally remember that, and remember KGW going on about it as well that evening on the tube'. When I would go across town to visit my grandmothers house on occasion, I would always go straight into the dining room and pull out the chair next to the telephone and stand up on it to watch the mountain for any activity; she had also saved clips out of The Columbian newspaper for me as well. ...Just pure facination with it all - as we all are. Thank you again for sharing this - truely a special piece of history!