Spain, Madrid: Following the international and summer break, the team will return to Valdebebas for their pre-season training on either July 10 or 11 before kicking off the summer tour.
Australia: International Champions Cup | Schedule | Tickets | Time zone converter Sat, July 18: Roma vs Real Madrid | 11AM CEST | Stadium: Melbourne, VIC. Fri, July 24: Real Madrid vs Manchester City | 12PM CEST | Stadium: Melbourne, VIC.
China: International Champions Cup | Schedule | Tickets | Time zone converter Mon, July 27: Inter vs Real Madrid | 2PM CEST | Stadium: Guangzhou. Thu, July 30: Real Madrid vs Milan | 2PM CEST | Stadium: Shanghai.
Spain, Madrid: The team will return to Valdebebas on July 31 to rest before heading to Munich on August 3.
Germany, Munich: Audi Cup | Website | Tickets (++) Tue, August 4: Real Madrid vs Tottenham | 6:15PM (semi-final) Wed, August 5: FC Bayern or AC Milan | Third place playoff (6:15pm) or the final (8:45pm)
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Thirty-five years ago today, on 18 May 1980, Mount Saint Helens exploded in a violent volcanic eruption, and everyone living in the Pacific Northwest at the time, myself included, got to experience what it was like to live close to an active volcano. Wikipedia says that the eruption, “was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States.” Fifty-seven people were killed from the immediate consequences of the eruption – many of them scientists on the mountain there to study the volcano, since Mount Saint Helens had been giving signs for months that it was becoming more active.
The immediate damage was mostly within the state of Washington, but volcanic ash blanketed much of the Pacific Northwest, and for years afterward as the dust continued to settle the very fine gray powder would build up in many places, especially the roof gutters of houses. When I read about the volcanic ash fallout from the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano on Iceland in the spring of 2010 I was immediately reminded of my own experiences of volcanic ash, and it was not difficult to imagine a layer of ash covering the ground thickly enough to make it impossible for livestock to graze.
As a young child I had visited Spirit Lake on Mount Saint Helens, and I can still remember casting pumice stones into the lake and watching them float, fascinated that the stones didn’t sink. Later, but still before the eruption, I visited the “Ape Caves” lava tubes with one of my sisters, which are long underground passages typically formed in cooling lava – a legacy of the mountain’s volcanic past that I never even thought about the first time I visited.
Years later I went to Ape Caves again, after the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, and it presented the aspect of a surreal landscape, as the ash had fallen so thickly that close to Saint Helens that the new trail to Ape Caves took you through the treetops of trees that were buried ten to twenty feet in volcanic ash.
In recent years Mount Saint Helens has been mostly quiet, with only small “dome building” eruptions that don’t disrupt the lives of millions of people, but living as we do here in the Pacific Northwest, in the Cascadia subduction zone (part of the “Ring of Fire” that encircles the Pacific Ocean) where the Pacific plate is being forced down under the North American plate, active vulcanism is the rule, not the exception. Recently we learned that an undersea volcano 300 miles off the Oregon coast is erupting lava revealing a geological “hot spot” on the ocean floor.