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Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2013
Quacky, Fun and Interactive around Mt. St. Helens- recent experiences?  (4 Answers)

What recent experiences have you had around Mt. St. Helens in recent years? I'm looking for stories about getting outside (or inside) to fish, hike, raft, climb, learn about nature, confer with Sasquatch, eat, drink and experience the entire area...

The Geography: White Pass Scenic Byway: U.S. Route 12 from Interstate 5 east to Randle; North on FR 25, leading to the east side of Mt. St. Helens and the Windy Ridge Observatory via FR 99; Cowlitz River/505: from Toledo to 504, to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;Spirit Lake Highway: Castle Rock/SR 504 from Interstate 5 to Johnston Ridge Observatory;Lewis River/503: from Woodland to 90, connecting to FR 25 and FR 99 to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;Battle Ground/502: to 503, connecting to FR 25 and FR 99 to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway: Washougal to Carson on SR 14 (Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway). North from Carson on Wind River Road and Curly Creek which connects with FR 90, to the Pine Creek Information Station

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2011
Mt St Helens vs Mt Rainier  (6 Answers)

Hi All!

I am planning a one-day trip to either Mt Rainier or Mt St Helens or both, if possible. I am currently put up in Redmond and would be driving and returning the same day (tomorrow).

Any ideas if both of these would be possible in one day or if any one of them should be seen. Also what are the different places to see/visit in each of these two mountains? How would the road conditions be?

Thanks in advance for the info!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 20, 2007
Mount St. Helens, Monitor Trail

My daughter and I are going to be hiking to the rim of Mt. St. Helens on July 31, 2007. We have our permits, but would like some advice from someone who has "been there and done that". How long is Monitor Trail? Does it begin at the end of Ptarmigian Trail? Is 2 liters of water each really enough? Are there bears? We are camping two nights at Camp Bivouac and I have some questions concerning food and coolers as we are being dropped off and have no where to store these items. I do not want them in the tent with us because of animals. Does the camp have locking food storage bins as do some of the National Parks? Will we be able to get to the top and down before the sun sets?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2007
Mt St Helens trip  (2 Answers)

I'm contemplating a trip to Mt St Helens to satisfy my volcano fascination.....I'm just wondering about possible itineries and lengths of trips....any ideas?? im flying in from london so could i fly to seattle or portland? anywhere else i can fit into say a two week holiday??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2005
Visiting at the end of April  (2 Answers)

My daughter will be visiting a friend in Seattle at the end of April - how practical is a day trip to MSH and where is best to go - she will want some good pics.
She will be travelling up by train from San Fran - alternatively is it possible to visit by public transport - Thanks guys

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2004
Anyone want to have a blast?  (7 Answers)

I hope to be on the mount next monday-tuesday (10/11-12) looking for some action... Anyone want to come?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2004
What to see on limited time  (1 Answer)

Hi I have 1-2 days to explore Mount Saint Helens (the third day is reserved for Mount Ranier). Am I better off taking route 504 or 503 or should I really take both? There is so much to see; I can't sem to narrow it down. Also, any ideas on where to stay in the MSH area? Thanks in advance for your help.

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