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Backpack Mt. St. Helens

Date: September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017 Location: Templeton Campus Center

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Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Wednesday, August 30th at 9:00am

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 12th at 4:45pm


Explore the trails of the Northwest’s most active volcano; observe close-up the aftermath of the 1980 eruption and the area’s natural recovery. Backpack in on Friday evening by headlamp. The next day, we’ll hike through islands of old growth forests shielded from the volcano’s fury by lucky geographic placement with everything we need for the weekend on our backs. Discover great views, ripe huckleberries, and stunning scenery at this national monument, known to Native Americans as “Loowit.”  Inclement weather alternative: Deschutes River Canyon.

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