In 2014, Oregon Field Guide set off to explore the possible findings of a new cave system rumored to exist inside the glacier on the crater’s south side of Mt. St. Helens.
The segment aired with a fascinating story of its discovery but the shoot did not end as hoped. This behind-the-scenes view will reveal the difficult challenges and circumstances that lead to a dramatic departure from the crater.
The original story that aired last season, Discovery on Mt. St. Helens, has a detailed account from the producer, Ed Jahn, on what happened that day. No one could have predicted the ending.
Behind the Scenes Mt St Helens Glacial Cave
Producer/Editor: Danika Sandoz, Videographer: Todd Sonflieth
Discovery on Mount Saint Helens
Producer: Ed Jahn, Videographer/Editor: Todd Sonflieth, Audio: Steven Vaughn Kray, Additional Video: Brent McGregor, USGS/Cascade Volcano Observatory
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