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 waiting to be discovered on this backpack trip, on trails traversing the mountain, and visiting some of the areas still recovering from the massive 1980 eruption. You’ll see alpine vistas and an island of old growth forest. Each day we’ll hike through this remarkable landscape carrying everything we need on our backs, and sleep in tents at night. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

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 29th.

Waiver Equipment Request Travel Plans


*Vaccination & Booster against Covid-19 are required for participation*

Upload your Vax card to the LC Patient portal by Wednesday, June 29th.

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