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GET OUT

Your Game Plan For Summitting St. Helens, Hood, and Adams

A trio of nearby peaks beckon—here’s how beginners can start their ascent.

  • By Devan Schwartz
  • Published 07/21/2014

HISTORY

Mount St. Helens: The Deep History

From the birth of the beast to its explosion in 1980 through its 21st-century rumblings, we offer a look back at the mountain's major moments.

  • Published 06/02/2014

FIELD GUIDE

Pro Tips for Photographing Mount St. Helens

How to take the ultimate shot of the peak, the crater, and the wildlife around the mountain.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 06/02/2014

LITERATURE FROM THE BLAST ZONE

Coming Back to the Lady

Legendary Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin offers a perspective on the blast and changing landscape of Mount St. Helens.

  • By Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Published 06/02/2014

FIELD STUDIES

16 Perfect Trails for Exploring Mount St. Helens

Whether you're scouting for a family-friendly stroll or a three-day backpacking challenge, we've rounded up the best hiking opportunities on the volcano's west, east, and south sides.

  • By Maya Seaman, Aaron Scott, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/02/2014

GEOGRAPHY

A User's Guide to St. Helens Highlights

An aerial view of the mountains attractions, and a step-by-step approach to summiting the volcano.

  • By Dan Gay
  • Published 06/02/2014

ECOLOGY

Life Goes On: Mount St. Helens' Flora and Fauna

Ecologists reflect on the rebirth of the mountain after its modern eruptions—and a field guide to its wildest residents (yes, including Sasquatch).

  • By Kelly Clarke and Dan Gay
  • Published 06/02/2014

GEOLOGY

Mount St. Helens: Anatomy of an Eruption

Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014

COVER STORY

The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/02/2014
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