(Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
July 19, 2013
Cascades Volcano Observatory geologist John Pallister, center, points out geological features of Mount St. Helens with a group of visiting international scientists last week. The group visited the Northwest as part of an annual training program coordinated through the University of Hawaii at Hilo. At top, Yemerith Alpizar of Costa Rica uses a magnifying lens to examine a sample of volcanic deposit collected near Mount St. Helens last week.
Alpizar was one of 11 international visitors who came to the mountain as part of a recent training program.