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

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.

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To Trailhead

From Portland, Oregon, take I-5 North to the Woodland Exit, #21. Take HWY 503 East towards Cougar, for 31 miles to SR 503. Travel 3 miles on SR-503 until it intersects with FR-83. Drive 3 miles on FR-83 until FR-830. Drive 3.5 miles to the Climber's Bivuoac parking area.

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