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Mt. St. Fuji? It’s EAsy to Get Them Mixed Up


For as long as I can remember, I have had a fixation on Mt. St. Fuji…

I know. It is actually 2 different mountains. But, as  a kid growing up in Portland in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens, I had heard repeatedly that Mt. Fuji in Japan was Helen’s sister.  It’s easy to understand why…if you take a look at pictures of the two mountains before May, 1980.


Only the cherry blossoms tip off the viewer that one is in Japan, and the other in the PNW.

That is util May 18th, 1980 when my entire life changed forever…
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