I live about 50 miles from Mt. Saint Helens. I remember when the whole damn thing blew up back in 1980. What a mess, it literally rained mud for days. If it wasn't raining there were clouds of ash dust everywhere. People walked around with surgical masks on. Stuff was like super fine sand, not really good for engines of any kind. What we experienced wasn't nearly as bad as folks in eastern Washington. Should be fun for those of us doing landscape maintenance in this part of the country if the thing blows up again like they say could very well happen!