This 200 mile round trip drive to Mount St. Helens is like a trip to the moon, thanks to the 1980 eruption of the volcano. The effects of it’s destruction (33 years and 3 months ago) will increase in scale as we ascend alongside the Toutle River Valley.

We will depart promptly at 10AM from the parking lot of Steakburger (7120 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98665) Prepare to arrive in Vancouver with a full tank of gas!

Our First Visit will be at the Forest Learning Center (FREE Admission) After we experience the eruption chamber we will depart to Johnston Ridge Observatory (Cost $8/adult- It’s worth it!) where we will enjoy award-winning films, listen to ranger talks, observe the landscape, purchase souvenirs, set off on a hike, or get a light lunch from the food cart.

With leisurely stops at the visitor centers, the drive could take five-six hours round trip.

RSVP with Eric Newland [email protected]
View from Johnston Ridge Observatory