Autumn is Perfect Time to Climb St. Helens

Demand for permits is lower, especially on weekdays, making it easier to tick a summit off your Washington State bucket list.
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St Helens crater and dome

The crater and dome of Mount St. Helens.

“The scale of the volcano boggles the mind,” said Ray Yurkewycz, executive director of Mount St. Helens Institute, in this Seattle Times story. “It puts people in their place.” And the next month is still a good time to make a summit attempt—especially if you can do it on a weekday, when demand for permits is much lower.

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