Backpack Mt. St. Helens

  • Image shows a person wearing a backpacking pack and a bright yellow shirt giving "thumbs up" to the camera. Another person stands to their right wearing a grey baseball hat and a backpacking backpack. They are also smiling at the camera. In the background, there are dusty hills and a mountain range.
  • Image shows a group of nine people in a line across the bottom of the photo posing excitedly with their hands in the air. Behind them is a view of Mt. St. Helens.
  • Image shows three people hiking away from the camera on the left side of the image. On the right side of the image is a hillside dotted with purple wildflowers and a clear blue sky is above them.
  • Image shows a  portrait of a person wearing sunglasses leaning against a red backpack posing with a peace sign with their left hand. They have thick white sunblock covering the top half of their face like a mask.

This still-active volcano is famous for blowing it’s top off in an 1980 eruption, resulting in a spectacular landscape to explore today.  Waterfalls and bubbling springs are

Trip Specifics

Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 17 - Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Cost: $950. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $30 charge. Vegetarian diets and food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate - High

Equipment & Packing List

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, June 30th. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform for the Waiver.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination against Covid-19 is required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 30th.

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