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Mt. St. Helens Dayhike #1

Date: October 1 Location: Templeton Campus Center

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Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Friday, September 15 at 9:00am

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 26 at 5:00pm

 

Take a hike along a forested ridge near this iconic volcano. You’ll hike through forest left untouched by the violent 1980 eruption, including a patch of old growth forest with large hemlock and fir trees draped with lichens. At our turn around point we’ll be in the historic blast zone and see trees killed by superheated gas released during the mountain’s last major awakening.  *If the weather is bad, this trip will go east, to the Klickitat River Gorge for a great hike in the (usually) drier rain shadow of the Cascades.

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