Read a moving account of surviving (and dying on) Mount St. Helens
At National Geographic, you can read Rowe Findley's 1981 account of surviving the Mount St. Helens eruption
— and his deeply moving profiles of many of the people who did not. Includes this seminal quote from 83-year-old Harry R. Truman, who Findley describes as raising "the adjectival use of profanity to a new high": "It's a part of me, and I'm part of that ______ mountain," said Truman. "If I got out of here, I wouldn't live a _____ day, not a ______ day."