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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Mount St. Helens via Monitor Ridge

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Distance: 3.8 miles


Travel through the volcanic wasteland of Mount St. Helens, marveling at the rock/boulder deposits from the 1980 eruption that stripped the mountainside of any and all trees and vegetation. From the summit, get an up close perspective of the ever growing lave dome within the crater.
  • Mt. Adams from the summit
  • Mt. Rainier from the summit
  • Mt. Hood
  • Initial climb on the spine of Monitor Ridge
  • Small rock/boulder garden
  • Unique rock formation on Monitor Ridge
  • Rock/Boulder gardens and wooden post marking the path
  • Solar powered monitor
  • Wooden Post marking the path on the rock/boulder gardens
  • View from the summit, looking south on the final scree slope
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