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Backpack Mt. St. Helens

Date: September 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014

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Templeton Campus Center

Trip sign-up begins: Friday, August 29

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30pm


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. 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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